On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Addie "Micki" Harris, American pop singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • George Seifert, American football coach
  • John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • Tilo Medek, German composer, born in Jena, Germany
1940 Highlights

About January 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius