On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Long-Haired Hare", animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters
  • Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Sykes, American actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Patrick Tambay, French racing driver, born in Paris
  • Phyllis George, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First Lady of Kentucky, 1979-83, born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
1949 Highlights

About June 25, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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