On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1949

Historical Events

Film Release

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

Actress Vera-Ellen
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
  • Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Gordon, American author
  • Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
1949 Highlights

About December 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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