On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1950

Historical Events

  • Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Tom Brown beats Ken McGregor in 5 sets but Australia breaks US stranglehold on trophy with a dominant 4-1 victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold McCuller, American session and touring vocalist (James Taylor; Lyle Lovett; Phil Collins; Ry Cooder; Bonnie Raitt), songwriter, and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Ransom Eli Olds, American auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer, dies at 86
1950 Highlights

About August 26, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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