On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field

Famous Birthdays

  • George Cohen, English footballer (1966 World Cup), born in London, England
  • Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York