Historical Events in July 1949

  • Jul 1 63rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4)
  • Jul 1 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Jul 2 The State of Vietnam is internationally recognised, governing the southern half of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as chief of state

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • Jul 2 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • Jul 2 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • Jul 2 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)
  • Jul 5 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • Jul 6 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 6 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • Jul 7 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • Jul 7 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
  • Jul 8 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • Jul 8 The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa
  • Jul 9 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres
  • Jul 9 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 10 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Jul 12 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • Jul 12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • Jul 12 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • Jul 13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
  • Jul 15 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Jul 15 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • Jul 15 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • Jul 20 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • Jul 20 Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • Jul 23 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • Jul 24 Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • Jul 24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy

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Jul 25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jul 26 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 27 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
  • Jul 29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • Jul 29 BBC radio begins broadcasting
  • Jul 30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
  • Jul 31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman