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, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • George Seifert, American football coach
  • John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • Tilo Medek, German composer
1940 Highlights

About January 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius