On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1949

Historical Events

  • Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Frank Delima, American comedian
  • Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef, born in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
  • Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
1949 Highlights

About July 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer