On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Laurence, British classical, jazz and session double bassist, born in London
  • Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya

Famous Deaths

Victor Fleming

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

1949 Highlights

About January 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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