On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1949

Historical Events

  • "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • Chinatown telephone exchange in San Francisco is closed

Famous Birthdays

  • James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • Steve Perry, American rock vocalist (Journey, 1977-87; 95-97 - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in Hanford, California
  • Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, American drummer (E Street Band, 1972-74), born in Neptune, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), dies at 86
  • William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), dies at 57
1949 Highlights

About January 22, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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