What Happened on January 23, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
  • AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Richard Gilliland, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas