On This Day

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
1949 Highlights

About August 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo