On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Siam changes name to Thailand

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage