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

  • Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Michael "Chick" Churchill, British blues-rock keyboardist (Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"), born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
1949 Highlights

About January 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn