What Happened on January 15, 1950

Historical Events

  • 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sports History

Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk records his first of 115 career NHL shutouts, as Detroit beats the New York Rangers, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • David Lynn Jones, American country singer ("Bonnie Jean"), born in Bexar, Arkansas
  • Marius TrĂ©sor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

Famous Deaths

  • Henry "Hap" Arnold, American commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII), dies at 63
1950 Highlights

About January 15, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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