On This Day

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

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)
1949 Highlights

About January 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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