What Happened on July 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The State of Vietnam is internationally recognised, governing the southern half of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as chief of state

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67