What Happened on July 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Frank Delima, American comedian
  • Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef

Famous Deaths

  • Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
  • Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer, dies at 66