On This Day

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

  • Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Stothart, American composer, dies at 63