On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
  • 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)
  • ├ůse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York