On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1950

Historical Events

  • Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
  • Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker

1950 Highlights

About August 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo