On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
  • RCA introduces 45 RPM record

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Foreman

George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • Walter S. Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
1949 Highlights

About January 10, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn