What Happened on August 24, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN
  • Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Tim White, American anthropologist

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63