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"
1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan politician (President of Sri Lanka 2019-22), born in Palatuwa, Ceylon

Lionel RichieLionel Richie (73 years old)

American singer (Commodores, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-22), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

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

About June 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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