On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1950

Historical Events

  • Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract

Nobel Prize

British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell

Music Premiere

Paul Hindemith's Concerto for clarinet, premieres

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer, dies at 57
1950 Highlights

About December 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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