Today in History for April 1949

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 27 of 27

3rd - KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
3rd - North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
3rd - WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
4th - Israel & Jordan sign armistice agreement
4th - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Wash DC)
4th - WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
5th - 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill)
5th - Fireside Theater debuts on television.
7th - "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
9th - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
10th - 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 13th - 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
14th - International Military Tribunal at Neurenberg's last judgment
15th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
16th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
18th - Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
19th - 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
19th - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
20th - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
Baseball Great Babe RuthBaseball Great Babe Ruth 23rd - Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
23rd - Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
23rd - Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
24th - 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
25th - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse" premieres in Basel
25th - Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
28th - Bkln, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 NY fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to
28th - Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
1st - Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
1st - Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
2nd - Pamela Reed, Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)
2nd - Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
3rd - Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
3rd - Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
3rd - Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
4th - Larry Lingle, rocker
4th - Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
5th - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Ohio, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
6th - Jane Actman, NYC, actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show)
6th - Mary Maples Dunn, college president (Smith College)
7th - John Oates, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl)
8th - Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
9th - Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
9th - Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
10th - Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
11th - Bernd Eichinger, German film producer
11th - Carl Franklin, American actor
12th - Scott Turow, American writer
13th - Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
13th - Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
13th - Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
13th - Christopher Hitchens, Portsmouth England, author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman)
14th - John Shea, North Conway NH, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark)
14th - Michael Shea, Glendale NY, actor (Lucas- New Dick Van Dyke Show)
14th - DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
15th - Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
15th - Craig Zadan, American film producer
16th - Melody Patterson, American actress
17th - Heini Hemmi, Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
18th - Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
19th - Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
19th - Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], Paris France, actress (Immoral Tales)
19th - Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
20th - Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)
20th - Michal, rocker
20th - Veronica Cartwright, American actress
21st - Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)
22nd - Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Oly-gold-1968, Knicks)
23rd - Blair Brown, Wash DC, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd)
23rd - John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
23rd - Joyce DeWitt, Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
23rd - Walter Sweeney, MP
24th - Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
25th - Michael Brown, NYC, keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
25th - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
25th - Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
25th - James Fenton, British poet
26th - Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
26th - Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
26th - Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
27th - Doug Sheehan, Santa Monica California, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital)
27th - Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
28th - Jerome "Jay" Apt, Springfield Mass, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79)
28th - Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
28th - Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
29th - Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
29th - Eddie Hart, US, 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
30th - Phil Garner, baseball manager

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Ice Hockey Goaltender Jacques PlanteIce Hockey Goaltender Jacques Plante (30th) 30th - Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

3rd - Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
6th - Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC Pres during WWII), dies
13th - C V France, dies at 80
14th - Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
15th - Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64
16th - Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
18th - Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
18th - Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
19th - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
28th - Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)

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