What Happened on July 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67