On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1949

Historical Events

  • Australia's Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 comes into force granting Australian citizenship and nationality to all people born or naturalised in Australia including First Nations people
  • WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Derek Holt, British rock guitarist (Curved Air; Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England
  • Jonathan Carroll, American author, born in New York
  • Paul Nurse, English geneticist (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), born in Norwich, United Kingdom
1949 Highlights

About January 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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