On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1949

Historical Events

  • General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
1949 Highlights

About January 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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