On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1950

Historical Events

  • 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule

Famous Birthdays


Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

  • Richard Galliano, French jazz, tango, and classical accordionist, born in Cannes, France
  • William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario

Famous Deaths

Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser, British-born New Zealand statesman and 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1940-49), dies of a heart attack following hospitalization with influenza at 66

1950 Highlights

About December 12, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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