On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Currie, British rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield, England
  • Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Leonard van Spirit, Dutch-British food magnate
  • Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2006-), born in Trenton, New Jersey

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

1950 Highlights

About April 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries