On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1950

Historical Events

  • 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor

Person of interestSteve Wozniak

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

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak

1950 Highlights

About August 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo