Saturday 6 August 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Prince and Joyce McKinney.
The Window, directed by Ted Tetzlaff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Prince Of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1949 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Richard Prince: American painter and photographer.
- Joyce McKinney: Avery County, North Carolina -- Miss Wyoming (1972).
- Clarence Richard Silva: American Catholic Bishop of Honolulu.
- Alan Campbell: Northern Irish clergyman.
- Philippe Deschepper: French musician (guitarist and composer).
- Benjamin Gage: American noted family, the son of actress Esther Williams and her second husband, singer/actor Ben Gage.
- Dino Bravo: Italian-born professional wrestler (Born 1949),.
- Clarence Silva: American bishop.
- Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
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- Someday - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
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