On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • Jonathan Kellerman, American writer (Alex Delaware novels), born in New York City

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Film and stage actor Jimmy Stewart (41) weds former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), dies at 74
  • Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), dies at 83
1949 Highlights

About August 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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