On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1949

Historical Events


Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, Los Angeles; old Hollywoodland sign torn down, reconstruction of a replacement begins with just Hollywood

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Dedication of the
Dedication of the"Hollywoodland" sign
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Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Delray, American country singer (Get Rhythm), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Minette Walters, English novelist (The Ice House), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
1949 Highlights

About September 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra