What Happened on August 20, 1949

Historical Events

  • 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
  • Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
  • Las Lajas Sanctuary, a basilica built inside the Guáitara River in Colombia, is completed after 33 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Katiana Balanika [Aikaterini Athaniti], Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • 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 singer and bass player (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"), born in West Bromwich, England. (d. 1986)
1949 Highlights

About August 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo