On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1950

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

14th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret becomes the first 3-time Masters champion by 2 strokes ahead of Australian Jim Ferrier

  • 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win

TV Show Appearance

Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Cockrell, American astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Peter John Wood, British session and touring rock keyboardist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1993)
  • Pierre Gagnaire, French chef, born in Apinac, France
1950 Highlights

About April 9, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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