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, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), 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? 71 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer