On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1949

Historical Events

  • Radio series "The Goldbergs" by Gertrude Berg premieres on US TV on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Kaufman, American comedian & actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in New York City, New York (d. 1984)
  • Billy T. James [William James Te Wehi Taitoko], New Zealand Maori comedian and singer (The Billy T. James Show), born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • Debbie Watson, American actress (Karen, Tammy), born in La Mirada California,
  • Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976), born in Churwalden, Switzerland
1949 Highlights

About January 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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