On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1949

Historical Events

  • "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
  • 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • Christian Blackshaw, British concert pianist, born in Cheshire, England
  • Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France

Famous Weddings

  • South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Ponzi [Carlo], Italian con-man (Ponzi scheme in the US), dies at 66
1949 Highlights

About January 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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