On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1950

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 auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Pat Sullivan, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1971, Auburn University; NFL: Atlanta Falcons) and coach (TUC, Samford), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), dies at 77
1950 Highlights

About January 18, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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