On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1949

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer, born in Moscow
  • Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWallace Beery

Wallace Beery, American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) & actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), dies from a heart attack at 64

1949 Highlights

About April 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries