What Happened on February 8, 1949

Historical Events

  • Hungarian cardinal J√≥zsef Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Julia Barr, American actress (Brooke-All My Children), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Scott Allen, American skater (Olympic bronze 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Franco Leoni, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Leonid Polovinkin, Russian conductor, and composer (Night Dreams), dies at 54
1949 Highlights

About February 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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