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

  • Rotterdam dock strike ends
1950 History

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
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

  • Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)

About August 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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