On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
  • 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)