What Happened on July 2, 1949

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

Historic Event

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

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles


Famous Birthdays

  • Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • Roy Bittan, American rock piano and accordion player (E Street Band), sometimes referred to as "The Professor", born in Queens, New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
1949 Highlights

About July 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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