What Happened on June 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England