On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

"Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)