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
  • South Africa's Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act commences, prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other races [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Walker, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1972-73; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House), born in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
  • 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 [Antoun Saadeh], Syrian politician (Syrian Social Nationalist Party), executed by firing squad in Lebanon at 45
  • Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
1949 Highlights

About July 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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