On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1950

Historical Events

  • "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

Actor James Dean
James Dean

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • Wendie Malick, American actress (Just Shoot Me), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), dies at 48
1950 Highlights

About December 13, 1950

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

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