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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1949 AD


January 1: KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
January 1: KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, California (MET) begins broadcasting
January 1: Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
January 2: KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
January 3: "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
January 5: General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
January 5: President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
January 7: 1st photo of genes taken at University of South California by Pease and Baker
January 8: "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 429 performances
January 8: "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 95 performances
January 8: "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 134 performances
January 10: 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
January 10: RCA introduces 45 RPM record
January 11: Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
January 12: "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" premieres on CBS TV
January 12: Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
January 13: "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 180 performances
January 14: Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
January 15: Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
January 16: KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, California (NBC) 1st broadcast
January 16: WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
January 18: South African Reverend Andries P. Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
January 18: "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
January 20: J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
January 20: President Truman announces his point 4 program
January 21: 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
January 22: "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 121 performances
January 22: Chinatown telephone exchange closed
January 25: 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
January 25: 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
January 26: WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
January 27: Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
January 28: New York Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin and Ford Smith
January 28: U.N. Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
January 29: England, Belgium, Lux, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel
January 31: 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)


February 1: 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used
February 1: RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
February 2: 1st 45 RPM record released
February 2: Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
February 4: Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
February 5: Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
February 7: Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (New York Yankees)
February 8: Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison
February 10: Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, New York City
February 11: Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
February 12: "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 1147 performances
February 12: Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio
February 12: Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
February 12: Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
February 14: 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
February 14: Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
February 15: Dmitri Shostakovich' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad
February 17: Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
February 17: Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
February 17: Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
February 17: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
February 17: Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
February 19: 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
February 19: "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater New York City after 339 performances
February 19: Mass arrests of communists in India
February 20: 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
February 24: Israel and Egypt sign an armistice agreement
February 24: V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands, NM, 400 km
February 25: WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
February 26: USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
February 27: Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president


March 1: Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
March 1: The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
March 2: 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
March 2: Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Texas, covering 23,452 miles in 94 hours
March 4: Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
March 4: Piet Van de Pol (Netherlands) becomes world champion billiard player
March 4: Security Council of United Nations recommends membership for Israel
March 5: Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
March 8: WAGeorgia TV channel 5 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 8: WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
March 9: Brigadier General Edwin K. Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
March 9: England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
March 10: Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
March 13: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
March 13: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
March 15: WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting
March 15: WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
March 16: KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 18: NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, treaty ratified
March 18: WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting
March 19: 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
March 21: WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, Florida (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
March 23: Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story," premieres in New York City
March 24: 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet," Laurence Olivier and Jane Wyman win
March 24: Walter and John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
March 25: SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
March 26: 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
March 29: Turkey recognizes Israel
March 31: Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province


April 3: KQW-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KCBS
April 3: North Atlantic Treaty, pact signed by U.S., Britain, France and Canada
April 3: WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
April 4: Israel and Jordan sign armistice agreement
April 4: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Washington D.C.)
April 4: WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
April 7: "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1928 performances
April 9: U.N. International Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel and awards Britain damages
April 10: 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282
April 13: 3rd NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Washington Capitols, 4 games to 2
April 14: International Military Tribunal at Neurenberg's last judgment
April 15: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
April 16: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
April 18: Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
April 19: 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
April 19: Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
April 20: Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
April 23: Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
April 23: Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in San Francisco
April 23: Netherlands annexes Elten and Tudderen
April 24: 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman and Kiss Me Kate win
April 25: Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse," premieres in Basel
April 25: Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)


May 1: A's Elmer Valo is 1st AL'er to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game
May 1: Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune)
May 2: Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
May 2: Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
May 2: Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
May 3: 1st firing of a U.S. Viking rocket; reached 80 km
May 4: Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)
May 5: Council of Europe forms
May 5: KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 5: Statue of Council of Europe drawn
May 5: Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
May 7: 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
May 8: West German constitution approved
May 9: Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
May 9: Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
May 11: 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 in New York City
May 11: By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of U.N.
May 11: Siam renames itself Thailand
May 12: 1st foreign woman ambassador received in U.S. (S V L Pandit India)
May 12: West begins Berlin Airlift to get supplies around Soviet blockade
May 13: 1st British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
May 14: 75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
May 14: "Love Life" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 252 performances
May 14: Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
May 17: British government recognizes Republic of Ireland
May 18: Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc of America incorporates
May 23: Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)
May 25: Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
May 27: Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day"
May 27: Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
May 27: Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin
May 29: Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC
May 30: East Germans constitution approved
May 30: NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
May 30: WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 31: 31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA
May 31: Charley Lupica begins stay on 4' platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, and stays 117 days)


June 1: 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
June 1: British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
June 1: KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
June 1: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
June 1: Microfilm copies of "Newsweek" magazine 1st offered
June 2: Transjordan renamed Jordan
June 3: Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio, KFI in Los Angeles
June 3: GN Clark becomes 1st female U.S. treasurer
June 4: "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
June 6: "It Pays To Be Ignorant," game Show, debut on CBS-TV
June 6: WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
June 8: Siam changes name to Thailand
June 9: Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of U.S.
June 10: Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
June 11: 49th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
June 11: 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2
June 11: Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m, 29:28.2
June 14: State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
June 14: WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
June 15: Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
June 16: Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
June 18: "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 180 performances
June 20: Central Intelligence Agency Act, passes
June 22: Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
June 23: 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
June 23: Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die
June 24: A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
June 24: Cargo airlines 1st licensed by U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board
June 24: "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
June 25: Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
June 26: 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
June 27: "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," debut on DUMONT-TV
June 29: South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
June 29: U.S. troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
June 30: Dutch troops evacuate Djakarta


July 1: 63rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (36 60 63 46 64)
July 1: Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
July 1: WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 1: WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 2: 56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)
July 2: "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater New York City after 727 performances
July 2: "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
July 5: New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st blacks
July 6: Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
July 6: Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158 degrees F for 2 minutes
July 7: "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway New York City for 76 performances
July 7: "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967
July 8: Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for New York Giants
July 9: Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
July 10: 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
July 10: WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
July 12: 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
July 12: Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
July 12: Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
July 12: Los Angeles Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
July 13: Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
July 14: U.S.S.R. explodes their 1st atom bomb
July 15: Czechoslovakian tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny and Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
July 15: "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 308 performances
July 15: WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 19: Laos becomes associated state within French Union
July 20: Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
July 20: Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria
July 21: Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
July 23: Test Cricket debut of Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
July 24: Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 home runs to beat Senators, 7-5
July 25: St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Brooklyn 14-1
July 26: WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 27: 1st jet-propelled airline, De Havilland Comet, flies
July 29: Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
July 29: BBC radio begins broadcasting
July 30: British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
July 31: Lightning strikes a baseball field in Florida, kills SS and 3rd baseman


August 3: Basketball Assoc of America and National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
August 3: Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
August 4: NBL and NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
August 5: 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
August 6: Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
August 7: "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 121 performances
August 8: Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
August 10: Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
August 10: National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense
August 11: 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
August 11: Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovt
August 12: 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
August 14: Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
August 15: WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
August 18: Hungary adopts constitution
August 18: Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
August 20: 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
August 20: Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
August 21: Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
August 24: NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, goes into effect
August 28: 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
August 28: Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York
August 29: U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st atomic bomb
August 30: Roly Jenkins (Worcs vs. Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
August 30: WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting


September 1: 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
September 1: KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
September 1: Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2)
September 2: Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
September 3: Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
September 4: Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
September 5: 63rd U.S. Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (64 61)
September 5: 69th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beat Schroeder (1618 26 61 62 64)
September 6: Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes
September 10: "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway New York City after 76 performances
September 12: Theodor Heuss elected 1st president, Conrad Adenauer 1st Prime Minister of West Germany
September 13: Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in New York City
September 15: "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV
September 15: WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
September 15: WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 16: KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 17: 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
September 17: 8th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
September 17: North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
September 17: WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 18: Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
September 20: Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
September 20: Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
September 21: Chinese Communist leaders proclaims People's Republic of China
September 21: Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation
September 22: WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (CBS) 1st broadcast
September 23: Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
September 23: Truman announces evidence of U.S.S.R.'s 1st nuclear device detonation
September 25: 4th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
September 25: Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
September 28: "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
September 29: Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
September 29: "Front Page," debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
September 29: "Inside USA With Chevrolet," debuts on CBS-TV
September 30: Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
September 30: Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th home run and NL record 16th in September


October 1: People's Rep of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
October 1: Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
October 2: St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
October 2: U.S.S.R. recognizes People's Republic of China
October 2: Yankees and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yankees win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16
October 3: WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
October 4: American Contract Bridge League votes 58 % to keep blacks out
October 4: United Nations' permanent New York City headquarters is dedicated
October 5: WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 5: WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, New York (IND) begins
October 6: Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years and $10,000 fine
October 6: President Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
October 7: German Dem Rep formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day)
October 7: Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier of East Germany
October 7: Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president of East Germany
October 9: New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
October 10: 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
October 12: Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US
October 13: "Touch and Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 176 performances
October 14: 14 U.S. Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
October 14: Chinese Red army occupies Canton
October 14: Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
October 15: Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
October 15: Billy Graham begins his ministry
October 15: Tripura accedes to Indian union
October 16: WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, Missouri (NBC) begins broadcasting
October 19: A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
October 19: Yankees trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
October 22: 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
October 22: Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
October 26: President Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
October 28: Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman U.S. ambassador
October 28: Georges Bidault elected president of France
October 29: White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
October 30: Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in New York City
October 30: "Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 281 performances
October 31: Amsterdam Telegraph-director/SS'er Henri Holdert sentenced to 12 years
October 31: "Regina" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 86 performances
October 31: WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast


November 2: Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
November 4: "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
November 6: Greeks civil war ends
November 7: King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
November 9: Costa Rica adopts Constitution
November 11: WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
November 15: KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 15: WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
November 18: NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
November 19: Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
November 20: Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
November 21: Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
November 24: Britain nationalizes it's steel and iron industry
November 24: Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
November 25: "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
November 25: Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
November 26: 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
November 26: India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
November 28: "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger New York City for 293 performances
November 29: Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
November 29: Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700
November 30: Chinese Communists captured Chungking
November 30: KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting


December 1: WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 1: WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 3: KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (CBS) begins
December 4: Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
December 5: Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
December 7: 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
December 7: Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
December 8: Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
December 8: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 740 performances
December 8: Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," premieres in New York City
December 9: Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
December 9: NFL merges Cleveland Browns, San Francisco '49ers and Baltimore Colts from AAFC
December 11: Chicago Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Chicago Cards (52-29)
December 11: Cleveland Browns beat San Francisco '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
December 11: WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast
December 12: AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
December 13: AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
December 13: Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem
December 15: Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris
December 16: Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier
December 17: Burma recognizes People's Republic of China
December 17: "Regina" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 86 performances
December 18: Philadelphia Eagles beat Los Angeles Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
December 19: Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland
December 19: WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 20: Maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty and the Beast," premieres
December 21: Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia
December 27: Queen Juliana (Netherlands) grants sovereignty to Indonesia
December 27: United States of Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
December 28: 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
December 29: 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
December 29: Hungary nationalized its industries
December 30: India recognizes People's Republic of China
December 31: 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia
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