On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1949

Historical Events

  • Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobný and Vladimir Černík defect while playing in a tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland; Drobny accepts Egyptian citizenship

Famous Birthdays

  • Niel Barnard, South African head of South Africa secret service (NIS), born in Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa
  • Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Hearne, English cricket batsman (2 Tests England, 4 South Africa; Kent, Western Province), dies at 90
1949 Highlights

About July 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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