January 1949

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The following events occurred in January 1949:

January 1, 1949 (Saturday)[edit]

January 2, 1949 (Sunday)[edit]

January 3, 1949 (Monday)[edit]

January 4, 1949 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • A UN Security Council committee of six experts issued a plan for settlement of the Berlin currency control dispute. The plan called for creation of separate banking systems for East and West Berlin as well as a new bank of issue for the entire city under Big Four supervision.[6]
  • The RMS Caronia of the Cunard Line departed Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York.

January 5, 1949 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • US President Harry S. Truman gave the annual State of the Union address to Congress, putting forth an ambitious set of proposals known as the Fair Deal.
  • Dutch paratroopers took the Sumatran city of Rengat and, according to eyewitness accounts, carried out a massacre of civilians there. Dutch authorities listed the event as an "incident" in which about 80 "non-combatants" died, but Indonesian estimates place the number killed in the thousands.[7]
  • Died: Lily Yeats, 82, Irish embroiderer

January 6, 1949 (Thursday)[edit]

January 7, 1949 (Friday)[edit]

January 8, 1949 (Saturday)[edit]

January 9, 1949 (Sunday)[edit]

January 10, 1949 (Monday)[edit]

January 11, 1949 (Tuesday)[edit]

January 12, 1949 (Wednesday)[edit]

January 13, 1949 (Thursday)[edit]

January 14, 1949 (Friday)[edit]

  • A statement from Mao Zedong was broadcast over Chinese radio announcing his conditions for peace in the Civil War. Mao's demands included abolition of the Kuomintang government, punishment of war criminals and the convocation of a political consultative conference to establish a new coalition government.[23]
  • Poland signed the largest deal made by an Eastern European country since the end of the war when it concluded a trade agreement with Britain providing for an exchange of goods over the next five years worth £260 million.[24]
  • Born: Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter, director and producer, in Miami, Florida
  • Died: Juan Bielovucic, 59, Peruvian aviator; Harry Stack Sullivan, 56, American psychiatrist; Joaquín Turina, 69, Spanish composer

January 15, 1949 (Saturday)[edit]

  • In China, the Communists completed the conquest of the important industrial city of Tianjin.[25]
  • Three days of the worst race rioting in the history of South Africa ended with 105 dead.[26]
  • Poland and the Soviet Union signed a commercial agreement providing for a 35% increase in trade between the two countries.[27]
  • Born: Bobby Grich, baseball player, in Muskegon, Michigan

January 16, 1949 (Sunday)[edit]

January 17, 1949 (Monday)[edit]

January 18, 1949 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Spain decreed that starting July 1, a gift of $230 US would be given to working class newlyweds to "help the labouring masses to found new homes and numerous families."[31]
  • Born: Philippe Starck, industrial designer, in Paris, France

January 19, 1949 (Wednesday)[edit]

January 20, 1949 (Thursday)[edit]

January 21, 1949 (Friday)[edit]

January 22, 1949 (Saturday)[edit]

January 23, 1949 (Sunday)[edit]

January 24, 1949 (Monday)[edit]

January 25, 1949 (Tuesday)[edit]

January 26, 1949 (Wednesday)[edit]

January 27, 1949 (Thursday)[edit]

January 28, 1949 (Friday)[edit]

January 29, 1949 (Saturday)[edit]

January 30, 1949 (Sunday)[edit]

January 31, 1949 (Monday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutch Report End To Fighting In Java; Fear More Strife". The New York Times: 1. January 1, 1949.
  2. ^ Cianfarra, Camille M. (January 3, 1949). "Pope Rejects Bid For Hungary Pact". The New York Times: 1.
  3. ^ "11 Yale Men and Crew of 3 Die As Plane Burns at Seattle Field". The New York Times: 1. January 4, 1949.
  4. ^ "Winds Rip Arkansas and Louisiana; 41 Reported Dead, Hundreds Hurt". The New York Times: 1. January 4, 1949.
  5. ^ "Lincoln Union v. Northwestern Co. 335 U.S. 525 (1949)". Justia. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Callender, Harold (January 5, 1949). "U. N. Group Offers New Banking Plan". The New York Times: 1, 12.
  7. ^ Hoek, Anne-Lot (September 12, 2016). "Rengat, 1949 (Part I)". Inside Indonesia. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Teltsch, Kathleen (January 8, 1949). "Israel-Egypt Talk Proposed By Bunche for Next Week". The New York Times: 1.
  9. ^ a b Daniel, Clifton (January 9, 1949). "Craft Sought Data". The New York Times: 1.
  10. ^ Hulen, Bertram D. (January 8, 1949). "Truman Regretful". The New York Times: 1.
  11. ^ "Unrest Spreads In Burma". The New York Times: 5. January 8, 1949.
  12. ^ "Israel's Protest on Aqaba". The New York Times: 2. January 10, 1949.
  13. ^ Harrison, Scott (January 11, 2013). "In 1949, the snowman socked Los Angeles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "Truman Asks 42 Billiob Budget, Half For World Commitments; Seeks a 6 Billion Tax Increase". The New York Times: 1. January 11, 1949.
  15. ^ "Papagos Appointed Greek Army Leader". The New York Times: 1. January 11, 1949.
  16. ^ "Almanac: The 45 RPM Record". CBS News. January 10, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "U. S. Keeps Crown Sought By Red-Ruled Hungary". The New York Times: 14. January 12, 1949.
  18. ^ Barcousky, Len (May 16, 2010). "Eyewitness: 1949/TV makes Pittsburgh 'A New Promise'". post-gazette.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  19. ^ Lyon, Jean (January 14, 1949). "Communists Shell Heart of Peiping; Tientsin Truce Off". The New York Times: 1.
  20. ^ "France Again Freezes Prices and Salaries; Economists Dubious, Ask More Production". The New York Times: 7. January 13, 1949.
  21. ^ Brewer, Sam Pope (January 14, 1949). "Egypt, Israel Open Rhodes Talks; Others Are Urged Not to Interfere". The New York Times: 6.
  22. ^ "Race Rioting Kills 50 in South Africa". The New York Times: 1. January 15, 1949.
  23. ^ Lieberman, Henry R. (January 15, 1949). "Mao Rejects Chiang Offer; Tientsin's Fall Is Reported". The New York Times: 1, 4.
  24. ^ Egan, Charles E. (January 15, 1949). "Poles, British Sign Billion Trade Pact". The New York Times: 8.
  25. ^ Lieberman, Henry R. (January 16, 1949). "Communists Win All Of Tientsin; U. S. Citizens Safe". The New York Times: 1.
  26. ^ Mercer, Derrik, ed. (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 682. ISBN 9-780582-039193.
  27. ^ "Russia, Poland Sign Pact". The New York Times: 8. January 17, 1949.
  28. ^ Porter, Russell (January 18, 1949). "11 Communists Fail to Halt Trial Here; Court Area Quiet". The New York Times: 1.
  29. ^ Price, Ryan Lee (2003). The VW Beetle: A Production History of the World's Most Famous Car, 1936-1967. HPBooks. pp. 51–52. ISBN 9781557884213.
  30. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television, 4th Edition. Penguin Books. p. 332. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  31. ^ "Spain's Worker Newlyweds To Get $250 Gift". Los Angeles Times: 11. January 19, 1949.
  32. ^ Lieberman, Henry R. (January 20, 1949). "Nanking Confirms Canton As Capital, Peace Bid To Reds". The New York Times: 1.
  33. ^ James, Michael (January 20, 1949). "CIO, TUC and Dutch Walk Out Of WTFU". The New York Times: 31.
  34. ^ "The 'Poe Toaster'". Wired. January 20, 2003. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  35. ^ Liberman, Henry R. (January 22, 1949). "Chiang Relinquishes Post to Speed Peace With Reds; Mission for Talks Named". The New York Times: 1.
  36. ^ "Two Latin Regimes Recognized By U. S.". The New York Times: 5. January 22, 1949.
  37. ^ Rowan, Roy (2004). Chasing the Dragon: A Veteran Journalist's Firsthand Account of the 1946-9 Chinese Revolution. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press. p. 144. ISBN 9781599217017.
  38. ^ Thomas, Donald (2003). The Enemy Within: Hucksters, Racketeers, Deserters, and Civilians During the Second World War. New York University Press. p. 390. ISBN 9780814782866.
  39. ^ Woolery, George (1983). Children's Television: the First Thirty-five Years, 1946-1981. Scarecrow Press. p. 70. ISBN 9780810815575.
  40. ^ "'Axis Sally' Jury Chosen In 5 Hours". The New York Times: 18. January 25, 1949.
  41. ^ Daniel, Clifton (January 25, 1949). "Israel Recognition Decided By Britain; France Grants Ties". The New York Times: 1.
  42. ^ Raymond, Jack (January 27, 1949). "German Court Frees von Papen, Cuts Fine and Restores Properties". The New York Times: 1.
  43. ^ "Tyrone Powers to Separate". The New York Times: 23. October 19, 1954.
  44. ^ Rosenthal, A. M. (January 29, 1949). "U. N. Approves Plan For Free Indonesia; Seeks End To Fight". The New York Times: 1, 4.
  45. ^ "Karens Take Large Port In Southern Burma Push". The New York Times: 3. January 29, 1949.
  46. ^ Matthews, Herbert L. (January 30, 1949). "British Recognize Regime in Tel Aviv; 4 Other Lands Act". The New York Times: 1.
  47. ^ "Stalin Says He Is Not Averse To A Meeting With Truman; Washington View Cautious". The New York Times: 1. January 31, 1949.
  48. ^ Belair, Jr., Felix (February 1, 1949). "U. S. Grants Israel and Trans-Jordan Full Recognition". The New York Times: 1.