On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1949

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich' "Song of the Woods" premieres in Leningrad

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • Hans Graf, Austrian conductor, and educator, born in Marchtrenk, Austria
  • Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1949 Highlights

About February 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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