On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1949

'Gorgeous Gussie' Shocks Wimbledon

Historical Events

  • Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
  • Tennis star Gussie Moran shocks Wimbledon by wearing a short dress "to look good and "move more freely on the court"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-21), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
1949 Highlights

About June 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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