On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1949

Historical Events

  • Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine

Historic Event

US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Farrell, Aruban disco vocalist (Boney M), born in San Nicolaas, Aruba (d. 2010)
  • Sid McGinnis, American session and touring guitarist (David Letterman; Peter Gabriel; Leonard Cohen; Paul Simon), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About October 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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