On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced in Toledo, Ohio
  • WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, Rhode Island (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Smalley, American power pop guitarist and bassist (Raspberries - "Go All The Way"; "Tonight"), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • Greg Kihn, American pop musician ("The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"; "Jeopardy"), radio personality (KFOX, 1996-2012), and novelist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • John C. Whitehead, American R&B singer (McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Mark Shera, American actor (SWAT; Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
1949 Highlights

About July 10, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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