On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1909

Historical Events

  • Vassily Kandinsky forms Kunstlerverein in Munich

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Sothern [Harriette Arlene Lake], American actress (Lady in a Cage), born in Valley City, North Dakota (d. 2001)
  • Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
  • U Thant, Burma, Burmese politician and 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1961-72), born in Pantanaw, Myanmar

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenmeyer flask), dies at 83
1909 Highlights

About January 22, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius