What Happened on August 15, 1950

Historical Events

  • 8.6 Assam-Tibet earthquake kills several thousand

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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


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? 72 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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