What Happened on August 11, 1950

Historical Events

  • 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • Boston Braves pitcher Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-0 at Braves Field

Event of Interest

Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Sports History

In a 4 for 38 slump, New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio is benched for first time; replacement Cliff Mapes hits a HR in 7-6 win over Philadelphia Athletics

  • King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium
1950 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Brann [Braunn], American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • Glenn Jarrett, American auto racer (67 x NASCAR starts) and broadcaster (TNN, Speed Channel. MRN), born in Conover, North Carolina

Steve Wozniak (73 years old)

American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

Born in 1950

About August 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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