What Happened on January 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • 37th Men's Australian Championships: Frank Sedgman beats John Bromwich (6-3, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 37th Women's Australian Championships: Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-3, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
  • Ken Wilber, American philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84