On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1950

Historical Events

  • Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
  • Jordan formally annexes the West Bank

Music Premiere

Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

  • US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Hyman, American rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist, melodica and accordion player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Meriden, Connecticut
1950 Highlights

About April 24, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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