On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1949

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

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


LoveWedding of Interest

"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? 70 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius