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

Charles 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

1950 Highlights

About April 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries