On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist (developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting), born in Oxford, England
  • David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], American singer-songwriter ("Hot! Hot! Hot!"), and actor (Scrooged), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Rio Reiser, German rock musician & singer (Ton Steine Scherben), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
1950 Highlights

About January 9, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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