What Happened on December 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

Actress Vera-Ellen
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
  • Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Gordon, US, author
  • Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence