On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1949

Article: '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

Person of interestLionel Richie

Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), 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? 71 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini