On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1950

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)


Famous Birthdays

  • Liberatori "Liberty" DeVitto, American rock drummer (Billy Joel, 1976-2006), born in New York City
  • Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indo-Dutch nationalist and founder of National-India Party, dies at 70
  • Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and aviation pioneer (Qantas), dies at 71
  • Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky, Russian composer (Kirov is With Us), dies at 69
1950 Highlights

About August 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo