On This Day

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

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
  • 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
  • Joe English, American drummer (Wings; Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • Roy Bittan, American piano player (E Street Band), born in Belle Harbor, 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? 72 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer