What Happened on January 3, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • The central bank of the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is founded
  • US Representative William Dawson becomes 1st Black to head congressional committee - Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments (now known as Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Cricket Record

West Indian cricket batsman Everton Weekes scores 101 in 3rd Test against India in Calcutta; his world record fifth consecutive Test century

1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
Born in 1949

About January 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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