On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1949

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French-allied State of Vietnam is officially formed during the First Indochina War, Bảo Đại installed as Emperor

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan White, English rock drummer (John Lennon; Yes, 1972-present; solo - Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England
  • Bob Frankston, American programmer (VisiCalc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jim Lea, British musician (Slade), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
  • Papa Wemba [Wembadio Kikumba], Congolese singer, known as the "King of Rumba Rock", born in the Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
1949 Highlights

About June 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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