On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1949

Historical Events

  • KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico

Famous Birthdays

  • Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
1949 Highlights

About January 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn