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 Braves pitcher Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-0 at Braves Field

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Steve Wozniak

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


1950 Highlights

About August 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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