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), 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


Person of interestLead Belly

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

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly

1949 Highlights

About December 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius