On This Day

November 1949 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 The Netherlands recognizes its former colony Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • Nov 2 NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
  • Nov 4 "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
  • Nov 6 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • Nov 7 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
  • Nov 9 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
  • Nov 18 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

CrownRoyal Coronation

Nov 19 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco

Prince of Monaco Rainier III
Prince of Monaco
Rainier III
  • Nov 20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
  • Nov 24 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • Nov 26 The Constituent Assembly of India formally adopts a new constitution
  • Nov 29 Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
  • Nov 29 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 30 New Zealand general election won by Sidney Holland's National party, ousting Peter Fraser's Labour government

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser
  • Nov 30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Michael D. Griffin, American aerospace engineer and NASA chief administrator, born in Aberdeen, Maryland
  • Nov 2 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician (Vice Chairman of the Albanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSHDK)), born in Sojeva, Uroševac, Yugoslavia

Person of interestAnna Wintour

Nov 3 Anna Wintour, English-American editor (Editor of US Vogue), born in London, England

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • Nov 6 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 8 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 12 Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)
  • Nov 14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 17 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Nov 19 Mickey Lee Davis Jr, Tenn, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 20 Thelma Drake, American politician, US Rep, Virginia (2005-09), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Nov 22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Gayl Jones, American novelist (Corregidora), and poet (Song for Anninho), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Nov 24 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • Nov 25 Rita Jenrette, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 26 Maggie Donnelly, London bag lady
  • Nov 28 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • Nov 29 Kenneth D Cameron, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (rep-NY 1918-21), dies at 77
  • Nov 3 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • Nov 8 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena -1928), dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Hendrik A de Fish [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, dies at 72
  • Nov 19 James Ensor, Flemish painter and etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer and jurist, dies at 71