What Happened on February 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
  • RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Lee Thorpe, American PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Roxboro, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Stothart, American composer, dies at 63