What Happened on January 12, 1949

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Arthur Godfrey & his Friends" premieres on CBS TV

  • Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter

Famous Birthdays

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami (74 years old)

Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto, Japan

  • James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • Wayne Wang, American film director (Chan is Missing; Slam Dance), born in Hong Kong
Born in 1949

About January 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn