On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1949

Historical Events

  • Hungary adopts constitution
  • Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"

Famous Birthdays

  • John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Nigel Griggs, English musician (Split Enz), born in Hatfield, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
1949 Highlights

About August 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo