On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1950

Historical Events

  • Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)

Sports History

Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition

Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson
  • Rotterdam dock strike ends

Famous Birthdays

  • I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
1950 Highlights

About August 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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