On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1949

Historical Events

  • Black and Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Belford, American actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • Lawrence Kasdan, American screenwriter & director (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mary Robison, American writer (Why Did I Ever), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Paul Chubb, Australian actor, born in Arncliffe, Australia (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • JoaquĆ­n Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), dies at 66
1949 Highlights

About January 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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