1949 in History – What happened in year 1949

In history, year 1949 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1949.

Know what happened in 1949:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 AugustA magnitude 6.8 ML earthquake struck near Ambato, Ecuador,killing 5,050 people.
27 July The de Havilland Comet, the world's first commercial jetairliner to reach production, made its maiden flight.
29 AugustThe Soviet Union successfully conducted its first nuclearweapons test, exploding the 22-kiloton RDS-1.
07 DecemberChinese Civil War-The government of the Republic of Chinarelocated from Mainland China to Taipei (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hallpictured) on the island of Taiwan.
04 SeptemberAnti-communist riots erupted after a concert by Paul Robesonnear Peekskill, New York, US.
03 AugustThe Basketball Association of America agreed to merge with theNational Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association.
04 AprilTwelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO,an organization that constitutes a system of collective defense wherebyits member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack byany external party.
18 AprilIreland officially left the British Commonwealth and became arepublic.
28 AprilFormer First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, herdaughter, and ten bystanders were assassinated by the military arm ofthe Philippine Communist Party.
15 FebruaryGerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began excavationsat Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves in the West Bank region of Jordan, thelocation of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
02 JanuaryLuis Muñoz Marín became the first democratically electedGovernor of Puerto Rico.
25 JanuaryThe Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the firstEmmy Awards to honor excellence in the American television industry.
26 JanuaryThe Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in California, thelargest aperture optical telescope in the world for 28 years, saw firstlight.
01 OctoberChinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong proclaimed theestablishment of the People's Republic of China.
03 January The first Central Bank of the Philippines was formallyinaugurated with Miguel Cuaderno, Sr. as the first governor.
09 MayRainier III became Prince of Monaco, beginning a 56-year reign,which would make him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20thcentury.
17 February Chaim Weizmann began his term as the first President of Israel.
25 MarchThe Soviet Union began mass deportations of over 90,000 peoplefrom the Baltic states to Siberia.
25 January The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the firstEmmy Awards to honor excellence in the American television industry.
29 AugustThe Soviet Union successfully conducted its first nuclearweapons test, exploding the 22-kiloton RDS-1.
08 JuneNineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian political novel by Englishwriter George Orwell about life under the fictional totalitariangovernment of Oceania, was first published.
14 FebruaryThe Knesset, the legislature of Israel, convened for the firsttime, succeeding the Assembly of Representatives that had functioned asthe Jewish community's parliament during the British Mandate Era.
15 FebruaryGerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began excavationsat Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves in the West Bank region of Jordan, thelocation of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
17 FebruaryChaim Weizmann began his term as the first President of Israel.
03 JanuaryThe first Central Bank of the Philippines was formallyinaugurated with Miguel Cuaderno, Sr. as the first governor.
25 JanuaryThe Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the first Emmy Awards to honor excellence in the American television industry.
02 MarchThe B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
25 MarchThe Soviet Union began mass deportations of more than 90, 000 people from the Baltic states to Siberia.
04 AprilTwelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO, an organization that constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
28 AprilFormer First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, her daughter, and ten others were assassinated by the military arm of the Philippine Communist Party.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1949:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustBertalan Farkas / General / Hungary
05 SeptemberClem Clempson / Writer / United Kingdom
06 February Mike Batt / Writer / United Kingdom
06 OctoberNicolas Peyrac / Singer / France
06 AugustDino Bravo / Wrestler / Canada
09 DecemberTom Kite / Golfer / United States of America
11 AugustEric Carmen / Writer / United States of America
15 DecemberBrian Roper / Academic / United Kingdom
18 AugustNigel Griggs / Writer / United Kingdom
20 March Marcia Ball / Writer / United States of America
20 AugustNikolas Asimos / Singer / Greece
22 JuneMeryl Streep / Actress / United States of America
22 March Fanny Ardant / Actress / France
23 OctoberWürzel / Singer / United Kingdom
24 MayJim Broadbent / Actor / United Kingdom
26 February Elizabeth George / Author / United States of America
28 OctoberCaitlyn Jenner / Actress / United States of America
29 JuneDan Dierdorf / Footballer / United States of America
30 MayBob Willis / Cricketer / United Kingdom
31 January Johan Derksen / Journalist / Netherlands

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1949:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 JanuaryManik Sarkar / Politician / India
07 March Ghulam Nabi Azad / Politician / India
13 JanuaryRakesh Sharma / Astronaut / India
11 AugustD. Subbarao / Civil servant / India
11 AugustDuvvuri Subbarao / Economist / India
13 January Rakesh Sharma / Pilot / India
10 JulySunil Gavaskar / Cricketer / India
08 JulyY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy / Politician / India
01 JulyVenkaiah Naidu / Politician / India
19 FebruaryPadmanabhan Balaram / Scientist / India
20 JuneShyamala Gopinath / Economist / India
16 OctoberCrazy Mohan / Actor / India
09 JuneKiran Bedi / Politician / India
08 JulyY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy / Politician / India
31 JanuaryRajesh Vivek / Actor / India
06 JanuaryBana Singh / Soldier / India
15 OctoberPrannoy Roy / Journalist / India
20 JulyNaseeruddin Shah / Actor / India
08 JulyGegong Apang / Politician / India
07 MayGoolam Essaji Vahanvati / Lawyer / India

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