What Happened on January 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts

Music concertMusic Concert

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)