On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band) (d. 1987)
  • Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35), born in Gyulah√°za, Hungary
  • James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Madeleine Smith, English actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
1949 Highlights

About August 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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