On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1949

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)


Famous Birthdays

  • Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Nick of Time, Something To Talk About), born in Burbank, California
  • Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena -1928), dies at 75
1949 Highlights

About November 8, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio