Wednesday 8 June 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Ax and Michel Rousseau.
Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Modern Arms And Free Men by Vannevar Bush was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 June 1949 ?
- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
- Emmanuel Ax: Lvov, Poland -- Pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp-1974).
- Michel Rousseau: French swimmer, he won the 1970 European championship and a silver medal at the 1973 World championship, in the 100m (freestyle).
- Emanuel Ax: Pianist.
- Hildegard Falck: German FR, 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Jeffrey Mylett: American actor (Born 1949).
- Siam changes name to Thailand
- Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
- George Orwell's 1984 is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Hucklebuck - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Again
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