On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1949

Historical Events

Music History

Maurice Ravel and John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecil Cooper, American baseball player, born in Brenham, Texas
  • Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1969, Playmate of the year 1970), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician, born in Timbuktu, Mali

Famous Weddings

Clark Gable

"Gone With The Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)

1949 Highlights

About December 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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