On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1950

Historical Events

  • 16th Orange Bowl: #15 Santa Clara beats #11 Kentucky, 21-13
  • 16th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #9 LSU, 35-0
  • 36th Rose Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #3 California, 17-14

Famous Birthdays

  • David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist, born in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEmil Jannings

Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), dies of liver cancer at 65

  • James Dooley, Irish-Australian Premier of New South Wales, dies at 72
1950 Highlights

About January 2, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn