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 Michael Lutz and Simon Callow.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 June 1949 ?
- 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
- Michael Lutz: Bassist (Brownsville Station).
- Simon Callow: British distinguished actor of film and stage.
- 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.
- Jim Varney: American actor (d. 2000).
- Dusty Baker: American baseball player and manager
- Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1949 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Room Full Of Roses - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
- Frank Sinatra - Some Enchanted Evening
- Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
- The Hucklebuck - Frank Sinatra
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