On This Day

Historical Events in 1949 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 421 of 421

  • Dec 11 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
  • Dec 11 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 12 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
  • Dec 13 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
  • Dec 13 Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem

Theater Premiere

Dec 15 Albert Camus' play "The Just Assassins (Les Justes)" premieres in Paris

  • Dec 16 Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.
  • Dec 17 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • Dec 17 Burma recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Dec 18 National Football League Championship, Philadelphia Eagles beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-0; played in driving rain that caused field to become a mud pit
  • Dec 19 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland
  • Dec 19 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

Dec 20 Maurice Ravel and John Cranko's ballet "Beauty And The Beast" premieres

  • Dec 21 Dutch 1st Chamber accept sovereignty of Indonesia

Film Premiere

Dec 21 "Samson and Delilah", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York

  • Dec 27 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia
  • Dec 28 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs
  • Dec 29 1st UHF television station operating regular basis Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Dec 29 Hungary nationalized its industries
  • Dec 30 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Dec 31 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia