On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1949

Historical Events

  • Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America incorporates

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim McNeely, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger (Mel Lewis; Stan Getz; Phil Woods), and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rick Wakeman, British session pianist (Cat Stevens; David Bowie), progressive rock keyboardist (Yes), and composer, born in London
  • Stuart Gannes, American writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who - "American Woman"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Famous Deaths

  • James Truslow Adams, American historian (Pulitzer 1921), dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About May 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus