Monday 8 August 1949US date format: 8/8/1949, UK date format: 8/8/1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Keith Carradine and Rory Bruce Hayes.
I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Mixed Doubles.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1949 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Keith Carradine: American actor in a theatrical family, the son of actor John Carradine and half-brother of David Carradine.
- Rory Bruce Hayes
- Bela Magyari: Hungary -- Cosmonaut.
- Keith Carradine in San Mateo: California, USA; actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby).
- Walid Jumblatt: Politician.
- Rory Hayes: American artist who was one of the 1960 "acid" cartoonists.
- Ricardo Londoño: Colombian race car driver (d. 2009).
- Ricardo Londono: Colombian racing driver.
- Airrion Love: US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars).
- Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
- Bhutan becomes independent