On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1949

Historical Events

  • Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Michael Lutz, American bassist, singer, guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room"), and producer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Simon Callow, English actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England
1949 Highlights

About June 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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