What Happened on September 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
  • 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Madigan, actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Barry Sheene, British auto maker

Famous Deaths

  • John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
  • S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies