On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1949

Historical Events

  • Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
1949 Highlights

About August 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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