Saturday 2 July 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Fountainhead, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
- Roy Bittan: American keyboard player and songwriter (E Street Band).
- Greg Brown: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu: French actor (d. 2010).
- Robert Paquette: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Hanno Pöschl: Austrian actor.
- Georgi Dimitrov: Bulgarian compositor and politician 32nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949).
- High Button Shoes closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
- 56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)
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