On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rosi Mittermaier, German skier (Olympic gold 1976), born in Reit im Winkl, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist and biochemist, dies at 73
1950 Highlights

About August 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo