What Happened on December 12, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPeter 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

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser