What Happened on April 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Currie, English rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield
  • Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
  • Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Charles R. Drew, American surgeon (developer of the blood bank concept), dies in a car crash at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew