On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
  • Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 1988)
  • Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer, born in Que, Que, Southern Rhodesia
  • Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)