On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1949

Historical Events

  • Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet - "Love Is Like Oxygen"), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, born in Hanoi, Vietnam (d. 1981)
  • Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

Billy Wilder

Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

1949 Highlights

About June 30, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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