Here are the highlights for baby boomers born in 1949. The baby boom generation was born from 1946-1964. The fourth birth year was 1949. Were you born that year? Learn more about the current events, history, sports, events, and popular culture during your birth year, 1949.
China communist occupy Peking
RCA introduces a 45 RPM record
United Nations get cease-fire with Kashmir, and Pakistan, India
Israel and Egypt sign armistice
Jet bomber crosses U.S. in under 4 hours
Allies organized NATO
B-50 flies non-stop around the world
Joe Louis, “Brown Bomber” heavyweight boxing champs quits his trade after 11 years. Joe was a son of a sharecropper and started boxing when he 18 years old. His record was 25-1.
Mao orders a million men to free China
Japanese women adopting western ways
Sam Snead wins the Masters by three strokes May:
Berlin blockade is ended
Communist forces sweep through China
Israel voted into U.N. assembly
Truman says nation is hysterical over Communist Reds
U. S. bank helping Israel relocate Arabs
Rome will excommunicate communists
Ingrid Bergman stars in movie “Joan of Arc”. Tells the world she is not saint and plans to divorce her husband.
Sinatra is still popular with bobby-soxers. The Gangly crooner and darling is from Hoboken, NJ. He has a hit with “New York, New York”.
Author of Gone with the Wind, Margret Miller 49 years old died when speeding car hit her in Atlanta, Georgia
Ecuador quake kills 4,600 people and destroys 4 cities
Vatican believes Peter’s bones are found
Russians have the Bomb
Yankees defeat Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, but the MVP is Jackie Robinson, NL batting champ.
China establishes People’s Republic
Communist establish government in East Germany
Army 38, Navy 0
125, 000 leave East Germany for West
Tracy and Hepburn are together again in the movie “Adam’s Rib”
George Orwell’s book foresees a grim 1984
Louis Armstrong conquers Paris, France
1949 Music Hits
Academy Awards Best Picture, 1949 Hamlet Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also the second of the three Shakespeare films that he directed (the 1936 As You Like It had starred Olivier, but had been directed by Paul Czinner). Hamlet is the only one of Olivier's directorial efforts to be filmed in black and white, and was the first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture