On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1950

Historical Events

  • ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jennie Bond, British journalist (BBC Royal Correspondent), born in Hitchin, England
  • Margie Joseph, American soul and gospel singer of ("What's Come Over Me"), born in Gautier, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), dies at 78
1950 Highlights

About August 19, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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