On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1949

Historical Events

  • "It Pays To Be Ignorant" game show debut on CBS-TV
  • Orapin Chaiyakan becomes the first Thai woman to be elected to the Parliament of Thailand
  • WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Warren Williams, American composer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Holly Near, American folksinger, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
1949 Highlights

About June 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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