What Happened on June 8, 1949

Historical Events

Nineteen Eighty-Four Published

Secker & Warburg publishes George Orwell's seminal novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four", set in the totalitarian state of Oceania

  • Siam changes name to Thailand

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Divorces

Burgess Meredith

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

1949 Highlights

About June 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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