On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1950

Historical Events

  • 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
  • Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier
  • Rotterdam dock strike begins
  • Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its 1st President

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • Billy Griffin, American singer (Miracles - "Love Machine"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tess Harper, American actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies), born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
  • Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • Tommy Aldridge, American heavy metal and hard rock drummer (Black Oak Arkansas; Ozzy Osbourne; Whitesnake), born in Pearl, Mississippi
1950 Highlights

About August 15, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo