Yankees World Series ring, given to team executive George Weiss, 1949
From the collection of Ron and Mitchell Leff
The Yankees win the World Series over the Dodgers, four games to one.
- The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, four years after the United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is completed.
- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman opens at the Morosco Theatre in New York.
- Jackie Robinson testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee in response to pro-Soviet statements made by Paul Robeson.
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