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1949 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1949 – United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
- January 25, 1949 – At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
- January 29, 1949 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- May 4, 1949 – The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.
- May 5, 1949 – The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
- June 25, 1949 – Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
- July 27, 1949 – Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
- August 24, 1949 – The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
- September 27, 1949 – The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
- September 29, 1949 – The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
Who Were Born On 1949?
- February 20, 1949 – Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
- March 23, 1949 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
- March 30, 1949 – Ray Magliozzi, American radio personality
- April 20, 1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress
- June 6, 1949 – Holly Near, American folk singer
- July 24, 1949 – Michael Richards, American comedian
- August 1, 1949 – Ray Nettles, professional football player (d. 2009)
- October 7, 1949 – Dave Hope, American musician (Kansas)
- October 12, 1949 – Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist
- November 13, 1949 – Terry Reid, English singer