Events in year of 1949

  • 01-01KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-01KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 01-01Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
  • 01-02KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-03"Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-05General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
  • 01-05President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
  • 01-071st photo of genes taken at University of Southern California by Pease and Baker
  • 01-08"Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 01-08"My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 01-08"Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 01-101st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
  • 01-10RCA introduces 45 RPM record
  • 01-11Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
  • 01-12"Arthur Godfrey & His Friends" premieres on CBS TV
  • 01-12Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
  • 01-13"Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 01-14Black / Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • 01-16"Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 01-16KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 01-16WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 01-18"They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
  • 01-181st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
  • 01-18South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
  • 01-20J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
  • 01-20President Truman announces his point 4 program
  • 01-211st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
  • 01-22"All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • 01-22Chinatown telephone exchange closed
  • 01-251st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win

People born in year of 1949

  • 01-01Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-01Peter Dormer: Arts writer
  • 01-02Christopher Durang: Montclair, New Jersey -- Playwright / actor (Sister Mary)
  • 01-05George Brown: Rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • 01-06Michael Boit: Nandi, Kenya -- 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-06Richard Horowitz: Composer
  • 01-07John Christopher Parry: Rocker (Cure)
  • 01-07Marshall Chapman: Spartanburg, South Carolina -- Country singer
  • 01-10Teresa Graves: Houston, Texas -- Actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)
  • 01-10Walter S Browne: US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • 01-11[Frederick] Dennis Greene: Rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
  • 01-11Tom Netherton: Munich, Germany -- Singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 01-12James W Dietz: Rower
  • 01-12Wayne Wang: Director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
  • 01-13Rakesh Sharma: India -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • 01-14Christine Belford: Amityville, New York -- Actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)
  • 01-15Howard Allen Twitty: Phoenix, Arizona -- PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
  • 01-17Debbie Watson: La Mirada, California -- Actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • 01-20Kieron Walsh: Academic
  • 01-22James P Pennington: Rocker (Exile)
  • 01-22Rein P Hummel: Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 01-23Robert Cabana: Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Major USMC / Astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)
  • 01-24Bart Gordon: (Rep-D-Tennessee, 1985- )
  • 01-26Derek Holt: Rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • 01-26Paul Nurse: Dr / Director-General elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • 01-27Lifford: Viscount
  • 01-28Thomas J Downey: (Rep-D-New York, 1975- )
  • 01-30William King: Alabama, United States -- Soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)
  • 01-31Carol Hawkins: Actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • 02-01Jimmy Lee Thorpe: Roxboro, North Carolina -- PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)

People died in year of 1949

  • 01-09Amilcare Zanella: Composer, dies at 75
  • 01-15Black Dahlia: Murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)
  • 01-15Pompeo Aloisi: Italian Baron / diplomat / senator, dies at 63
  • 01-20Josephus T J Cuypers: Architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • 01-25Emil Axman: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-26Victor Fleming: Director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65
  • 01-27Boris Asafiev: Composer, dies at 64
  • 01-28Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-31Henri de Vries [Hendricus Walterop]: Actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84
  • 02-01Herbert Stothart: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-05Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-08Franco Leoni: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-08Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin: Composer, dies at 54
  • 02-09Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-18Niceto A Zamora y Torres: Premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
  • 02-19Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx: Composer, dies at 83
  • 02-21Ernest Walker: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-28Stanley Robert Marchant: Composer, dies at 65
  • 03-11Juan Lamonte de Grignon: Composer, dies at 76
  • 03-12Maria "Beppie" Bakker: Dutch actress / Wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • 03-17Felix Bressart: Actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
  • 03-25Hanns A Rauter: German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
  • 03-28Grigoras Dinicu: Composer, dies at 59
  • 03-30Friedrich C R Bergius: Chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
  • 04-03Basil Harwood: Composer, dies at 89
  • 04-13C V France: Dies at 80
  • 04-14Joseph A Cushman: US paleontologist, dies at 68
  • 04-15Wallace Beery: US actor (The Champ), dies at 64
  • 04-16Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka: Indon communist, executed at 54
  • 04-18Leonard Bloomfield: Linguist / philosopher

Events in year of 1950

  • 01-01Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
  • 01-06"Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 01-06Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • 01-07"Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 01-07Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
  • 01-12Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • 01-12USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage
  • 01-14"As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • 01-14US recalls all consular officials from China
  • 01-154,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC
  • 01-16Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 01-17"Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 01-20"Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 01-20Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of the Netherlands
  • 01-21"Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 01-21New York jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
  • 01-22Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-23AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 01-23Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • 01-23NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 01-23Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
  • 01-24Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
  • 01-26India becomes a Republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
  • 01-272nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
  • 01-28Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
  • 01-30"Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-31President Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
  • 02-01Urko Kekkonen elected President of Finland
  • 02-01USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 02-02"Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 134 performances

People born in year of 1950

  • 01-01Morgan Fisher: Rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • 01-01Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-01Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley: Cosmonaut
  • 01-03Beth Anderson: Composer
  • 01-09Rio Reiser: Rock singer
  • 01-12Bob McEwen: (Rep-R-Ohio, 1981- )
  • 01-12Marilyn R Smith: Microbiologist
  • 01-15David Lynn Jones: Bexar, Arkansas -- Country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • 01-16Debbie Allen: Houston, Texas -- Dancer / actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
  • 01-18Claudia de Colombia: Bogato, Colombia -- Spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 01-18Gilles Villeneuve: Canadian auto racer
  • 01-20Henk Batenburgh: Cabaret performer / singer (Waaldrecht)
  • 01-21Joseph R Tanner: Danville, Illinois -- Astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • 01-21Richie Ranno: Rocker
  • 01-23Danny Federici: Rocker (E Street Band)
  • 01-23Patrick Simmons: Guitarist / vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • 01-23Richard Gilliland: Fort Worth, Texas -- Actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
  • 01-23William Cunningham: Rock bassist / pianist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • 01-24Daniel Auteuil: Algeria -- Actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • 01-25Gloria Naylor: US author (Women of Brewster Place)
  • 01-25Michael Cotton: Rocker (Tubes)
  • 01-26David Strathairn: Actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out)
  • 01-26Jorg Haider: Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • 01-28David Carl Hilmers: Iowa, United States -- Colonel USMC / Astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • 01-28Glyn Ford: British MEP
  • 01-30Bruce Howard Lidington: Actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • 01-30Silvia Bertolaccini: LPGA golfer
  • 02-02Barbara Sukowa: Germany -- Actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 02-02Osamu Kido: Wrestler (NJPW / UWF)
  • 02-04James Dunn: US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)

People died in year of 1950

  • 01-02Emil Jannings: Actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65
  • 01-06Isaiah Bowman: Geographer / co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
  • 01-08Joseph A Schumpeter: Aus / US economist / Minister of Finance, dies at 66
  • 01-08Joseph Issac Shneerson: Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader
  • 01-11Karin Michaelis: Writer, dies at 77
  • 01-12Koos van de Griend: Composer, dies at 44
  • 01-21George Orwell: Author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
  • 01-22Alan Hale: Actor (Little John-Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 57
  • 01-24Bull Montana: Actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
  • 01-26Betsy van den Arend: Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
  • 02-03Karl Seitz: President of Austria, dies at 80
  • 02-10Armen Tigran Tigranyan: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-14Eduard Hermann: German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
  • 02-14Karl G Jansky: Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
  • 02-18Voranc Prezikov [Lovro Kuhar]: Slavic Author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • 02-19Edyth Walker: US singer, dies at 82
  • 02-26Harry Lauder (Maclennan): Scottish comic / singer, dies at about 75
  • 02-27Ivan Goll: Writer, dies at 58
  • 03-06Lew Lehr: Comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • 03-08Jaroslav Kocian: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-11Florence Arliss: Actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • 03-12L Heinrich Mann: German / US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • 03-19Edgar Rice Burroughs: Sci-fi Author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • 03-20Walter Eucken: German economist, dies at 59
  • 03-28Georgine M "May" Basting: Actress (Occupier), dies at 67
  • 04-01Charles R Drew: Surgeon / developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
  • 04-03Adolf Wiklund: Composer, dies at 70
  • 04-03Carter G Woodson: American Historian (black studies), dies at 74
  • 04-03Kurt Julian Weill: German Composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • 04-07Walter Huston: Dies at 66