On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

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) and actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), dies from a heart attack at 64