What Happened on March 15, 1949

Historical Events

Don Bradman Knighted

Cricket's master batsman Don Bradman receives his knighthood from the Governor-General of Australia, the Rt Hon. WJ McKell at the investiture in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne

  • WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernd Nickel, German soccer attacking midfielder (1 cap West Germany, 1972 Olympics; Eintracht Frankfurt 426 games, 141 goals), born in Siegbach, Germany (d. 2021)
  • John Duttine, English actor (The Day of the Triffids), born in Barnsley, England
Born in 1949

About March 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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