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 food magnate
  • Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed 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