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

  • Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
1949 Highlights

About July 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer