What Happened on August 15, 1949

Historical Events

  • WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Ryerson, American actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin), born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Kate Taylor, American singer and songwriter ("It's In His Kiss"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor, born in Bangor, Wales
Born in 1949
1949 Highlights

About August 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo