On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1949

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
1949 Highlights

About February 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius