What Happened on December 8, 1949

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, premieres

  • Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
  • Jule Styne and Leo Robin's musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", starring Carol Channing, opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 740 performances
1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Gordon, American author (The Company of Women), born in Far Rockaway, New York
  • Ray Shulman, Scottish progressive rock bassist, songwriter (Gentle Giant), and record producer (The Sugarcubes), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2023)
  • Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Born in 1949

About December 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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