What Happened on January 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14
  • KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Peter Dormer, arts writer

Famous Deaths

  • Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63