July 1949 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jul 2 The State of Vietnam is internationally recognised, governing the southern half of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as chief of state

  • Jul 6 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • Jul 8 South Africa's Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act commences, prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other races [1]
  • Jul 10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die


Jul 13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics

  • Jul 19 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • Jul 20 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • Jul 20 Vasil Kolarov elected Premier of Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 US Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • Jul 27 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
  • Jul 29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • Jul 30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 8 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef, born in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Jul 14 Niel Barnard, South African head of South Africa secret service (NIS), born in Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa
  • Jul 15 Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, born in Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Jul 15 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician ( Prime Minister of Sweden 1991-94), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • Jul 15 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
  • Jul 16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 26 William M Shepherd, American Navy SEAL and NASA astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Jul 29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, American novelist and wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
  • Jul 8 Antun Sa'ada [Antoun Saadeh], Syrian politician (Syrian Social Nationalist Party), executed by firing squad in Lebanon at 45
  • Jul 12 Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • Jul 16 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Frank Murphy, American politician and 56th United States Attorney General, dies at 59