On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1949

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri

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? 71 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries