On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • John Arthur Casken, composer
  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
  • Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • WiIlliam Faure, producer