On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

Famous Birthdays

  • 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