On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1949

Historical Events


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

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, actor (Day of the Triffids)
1949 Highlights

About March 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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