What Happened on August 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73