December 1949 calendar

December 1949

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1949.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1949: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1949?


  • 01 Dec 1949 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Dec 1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
  • 04 Dec 1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97-yard touchdown run.
  • 05 Dec 1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 07 Dec 1949 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E).
  • 08 Dec 1949 Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa.
  • 10 Dec 1949 Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.
  • 11 Dec 1949 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 13 Dec 1949 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
  • 14 Dec 1949 Traicho Kostov, ex-vice prime minister of Bulgaria, is sentenced to death.
  • 15 Dec 1949 A typhoon strikes a fishing fleet off Korea, killing several thousand.
  • 16 Dec 1949 Sukarno becomes President of Indonesia, with Mokammed Hatta as premier.
  • 17 Dec 1949 Regina closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • 18 Dec 1949 Philadelphia Eagles beat Los Angeles Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game.
  • 19 Dec 1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland
  • 27 Dec 1949 United States of Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 1949 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs.
  • 29 Dec 1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
  • 30 Dec 1949 The Malta Labour Party is founded.
  • 02 Dec 1949 Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others is adopted.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1949?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas
  2. - Yingle Bells
  3. - Blue Christmas


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?