On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1950

Historical Events

  • 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
  • AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • Rebel army of Dutch military officer Raymond Westerling occupies Bandung, Java

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Cunningham, American rock bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rock organisst, accordion and glockenspieler (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health), born in Prestatyn, United Kingdom
  • Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Richard Dean Anderson, American actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Richard Gilliland, American actor (Jonesy in The Waltons, Tom in Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
1950 Highlights

About January 23, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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