On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1950

Historical Events

  • Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
1950 Highlights

About August 24, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo