What Happened on August 9, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Brie Howard-Darling, American musician (Boxing Gandhis; Fanny), artist and cake designer, born in Stockton, California
  • Jonathan Kellerman, American writer (Alex Delaware novels), born in New York City
  • Ted Simmons, American Baseball HOF catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Silver Slugger Award 1980; St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves), born in Highland Park, Michigan
Born in 1949

Famous Weddings

James Stewart

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? 73 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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