On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), born in Pendleton, Texas (d. 1945)
  • Josef Stanislav, composer
  • Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
1897 Highlights

About January 22, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius