On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV. Hi-yo, Silver! Away!
  • WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Barton, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives, 1985-2019), born in Waco, Texas

Famous Weddings

Sonja Henie

Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr.

1949 Highlights

About September 15, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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