On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestShelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas


Famous Deaths

  • Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
1949 Highlights

About July 7, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer