On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1949

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Enid Blyton's wooden toy character Noddy first appears in the "Sunday Graphic"

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKen Follett

Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

1949 Highlights

About June 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini