On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed" premieres in London
  • Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia de Colombia, Colombian singer (Yo Creo En Ti), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian racing driver, born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), dies at 77