On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)
  • 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