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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 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 12, 1949 – The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
- August 22, 1949 – Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
- September 6, 1949 – Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
- October 14, 1949 – Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government.
- October 16, 1949 – Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
- November 15, 1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
Who Were Born On 1949?
- January 29, 1949 – Evgeny Lovchev, Russian footballer
- February 27, 1949 – Rosalinda Galli, Italian voice actress
- March 9, 1949 – Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
- March 16, 1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor
- April 28, 1949 – Indian Larry, American stuntman (d. 2004)
- September 23, 1949 – Floella Benjamin(Baroness Benjamin), British actress, authour, television presenter, business woman and politician
- October 13, 1949 – Rick Vito, American guitarist and singer
- October 25, 1949 – Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter, leader of Uncle Walt’s Band
- November 24, 1949 – Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
- December 4, 1949 – Jeff Bridges, American actor