Wednesday 15 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 Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Russell Hitchcock.
Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
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- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Jean-Jacques Bourdin: French controversal TV-radio journalist, working for BFM channel (presenting "Bourdin direct": interviews of politicians).
- Russell Hitchcock: Australian musician, who co-founded the super successful soft-rock group "Air Supply.
- Simon Callow: British distinguished actor of film and stage.
- Michael Lutz: Bassist (Brownsville Station).
- Jim Varney: American actor (d. 2000).
- Dusty Baker: American baseball player and manager.
- Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- The Hucklebuck - Frank Sinatra
- Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
- Frank Sinatra - Some Enchanted Evening
- Room Full Of Roses - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
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