On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Peter Willey, English cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's), born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England

Famous Deaths

Lead Belly

Lead Belly [Huddie William Ledbetter], American blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 64

1949 Highlights

About December 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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