What Happened on January 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Arthur Godfrey & his Friends" premieres on CBS TV
  • Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto

  • James Dietz I, American rower, born in new York City
  • Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
  • Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)