What Happened in June 1949

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
  • Jun 1 British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
  • Jun 1 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 1 Microfilm copies of "Newsweek" magazine 1st offered
  • Jun 2 Transjordan renamed Jordan
  • Jun 3 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
  • Jun 3 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
  • Jun 3 GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer
  • Jun 4 "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
  • Jun 6 "It Pays To Be Ignorant" game show debut on CBS-TV
  • Jun 6 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 8 Siam changes name to Thailand
  • Jun 9 Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
  • Jun 10 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
  • Jun 11 49th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
  • Jun 11 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 11 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2)
  • Jun 14 State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
  • Jun 14 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
  • Jun 16 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
  • Jun 18 "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • Jun 20 Central Intelligence Agency Act passes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jun 23 First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School
  • Jun 23 Dutch Constellation aircraft plunges into the sea near Bari, 33 die
  • Jun 24 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • Jun 24 A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog, arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board
  • Jun 25 Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
  • Jun 25 Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
  • Jun 26 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
  • Jun 27 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV
  • Jun 29 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
  • Jun 29 US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
  • Jun 30 Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, rock keyboardist/bassist (Triumph)
  • Jun 2 Heather Couper, British astron
  • Jun 3 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • Jun 4 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 5 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • Jun 6 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Jun 8 Hildegard Falck, German FR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jun 8 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Douglas Henderson, British MP
  • Jun 10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Jun 11 George Willig, stuntman (climbed World Trade Center in 1977)
  • Jun 11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • Jun 11 Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist
  • Jun 12 Yuri Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • Jun 12 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 13 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • Jun 14 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 14 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • Jun 14 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 15 Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 15 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • Jun 16 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • Jun 16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 17 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • Jun 18 Jerry Hollendorfer, horse trainer
  • Jun 18 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • Jun 18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • Jun 18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • Jun 18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president, 2005-2010
  • Jun 20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • Jun 20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

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Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 21 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Jun 22 Alan Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • Jun 22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 22 Lindsay Wagner, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Jun 23 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 24 John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • Jun 25 Brenda Sykes, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • Jun 28 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • Jun 29 Dan Dierdorf, NFLer, sportscaster (Monday Night Football)
  • Jun 29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • Jun 29 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • Jun 30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • Jun 30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • Jun 10 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • Jun 11 Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
  • Jun 11 Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • Jun 19 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
  • Jun 25 Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Jun 26 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
  • Jun 29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies