On This Day

January 22, 1897 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), born in Pendleton, Texas (d. 1945)
  • Josef Stanislav, composer
  • Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)