On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1949

Historical Events

  • WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2x world-champ), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • Jacques Secrétin, French table tennis player (World C'ship gold mixed doubles 1977), born in Carvin, France (d. 2020)
  • Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
1949 Highlights

About March 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces