On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya

Famous Deaths

Person of interestVictor Fleming

Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming

1949 Highlights

About January 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn