On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • John Farnham, English-Australian singer (Age of Reason), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65