What Happened on June 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Siam changes name to Thailand

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Hildegard Falck, German FR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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