What Happened on July 15, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, born in Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Carl Bildt, Swedish politician ( Prime Minister of Sweden 1991-94), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • John Arthur Casken, British composer (The Dream of the Rood), born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
  • Trevor Horn, British rock musician/producer (Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star"; Yes - Drama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Durham, England
  • WiIlliam Faure, South African film producer (Shaka Zulu), born in South Africa (d. 1994)
1949 Highlights

About July 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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