On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1949

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonnie St. Claire [Bonje Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer ("Tame Me Tiger"; "I Won't Stand Between Them"), born in Rozenburg, Netherlands
  • Herman Rarebell [Hermann Erbel], German rock drummer and lyricist (Scorpions - "Rock You Like A Hurricane"), born in Schmelz, West Germany
  • Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
1949 Highlights

About November 18, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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