On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1944

Historical Events

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

Music Concert

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time - performers include Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Mildred Bailey, Red Norvo, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden, and Benny Goodman, via remote hook-up. [1]

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Perkins, American steel guitarist (Triple Play), born in De Kalb, Texas
  • Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Carl Morton, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • Larry "Legs" Smith, British rocker (Bonzo Dog Band - "Urban Spaceman"), born in Oxford, United Kingdom

Paul Keating

Paul Keating, 24th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1991-96), born in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

24th Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating
24th Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating
  • Relus ter Beek, Dutch Labour Party politician (House of Representatives, 1971-89; Minister of Defense, 1989-94; Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe, 1995-2008), born in Coevorden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
1944 Highlights

About January 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn