June 1949 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
  • Jun 1 British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
  • 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 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 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2)
  • Jun 14 State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
  • Jun 15 Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
  • Jun 16 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
  • Jun 20 Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Heather Couper, British astron
  • Jun 3 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)

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 9 Douglas Henderson, British MP
  • Jun 10 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Jun 11 George Willig, stuntman (climbed World Trade Center in 1977)
  • Jun 11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist
  • Jun 12 Yuri Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • Jun 17 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • Jun 18 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • Jun 18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • Jun 18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president, 2005-2010
  • Jun 21 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)

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 28 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • Jun 29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • Jun 29 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • Jun 30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • 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 26 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)