Events from the year 1949 in Michigan.
In the 1940 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 5,256,106, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1950, Michigan's population had increased by 21.2% to 6,371,766.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 20,000 based on 1940 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1930 and 1950 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases. Cities that are part of the Detroit metropolitan area are shaded in tan.
|City||County||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||1950 Pop.||Change 1940-50|
|15||Port Huron||St. Clair||31,361||32,759||35,725||9.1%|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 75,000 based on 1940 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1930 and 1950 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||1950 Pop.||Change 1940-50|
The following is a list of major companies based in Michigan in 1949.
|Company||1949 sales (millions)||1949 net earnings (millions)||Headquarters||Core business|
|Ford Motor Company||na||na||Automobiles|
|Briggs Mfg. Co.||Detroit||Automobile parts supplier|
|S. S. Kresge||Retail|
|Hudson Motor Car Co.||Detroit||Automobiles|
|Detroit Edison||Electric utility|
|Michigan Bell||Telephone utility|
|Kellogg's||Battle Creek||Breakfast cereal|
|REO Motor Car Co.||Lansing||Automobiles|
|Burroughs Adding Machine||Business machines|
The 1949 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1949 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Chuck Baer, the Titans compiled a 5–4 record (4–0 against conference opponents), won the MVC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 179 to 165. The 1949 season was Detroit's first in the MVC.
In addition to head coach Chuck Baer, the team's coaching staff included Bob Ivory (line coach, second year), Eddie Barbour (freshman coach and chief scout), Bill Hintz (freshman coach), and Dr. Raymond D. Forsyth (trainer). Fullback James E. Massey was the team captain.List of U.S. Army armored cavalry regiments
An armored cavalry regiment (ACR) was a regiment of the United States Army or United States National Guard organized for the specific purposes of reconnaissance, surveillance, and security. The regiments were equipped with Cavalry Fighting Vehicles, tanks and helicopters.Pete Worden
Simon Peter "Pete" Worden (born 1949, in Michigan) was Director of NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field, California, until his retirement on March 31, 2015. Prior to joining NASA, he held several positions in the United States Air Force and was research professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is a recognized expert on space issues – both civil and military. Worden has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers in astrophysics, space sciences, and strategic studies. He served as a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions, and received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for the 1994 Clementine mission. He was named the 2009 Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory Director of the Year.Worden announced his planned resignation from NASA in February 2015, indicating he would be pursuing "some long-held dreams in the private sector".On July 20, 2015 at the Royal Society in London, Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking launched the Breakthrough Initiatives. At the press conference Pete Worden was introduced as the Chairman for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In this new role, Worden is tasked to run the Breakthrough Initiatives.Phytophthora inflata
Phytophthora inflata is an oomycete plant pathogen. It was first identified in 1949 in Michigan, USA causing a pit canker on elm trees. It was found in the United Kingdom in 1992 in the roots of Sambucus tenuifolium and Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), in 2003 it was found in a UK nursery infecting Rhododendron ponticum. In the same year it was found in a nursery in Ohio also infecting Rhododendron.