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.
The Fountainhead, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Program Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 15 June 1949
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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
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1949 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
- The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Bali Ha'i - Paul Weston & His Orchestra