What Happened on December 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
  • Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • Ieremia Tabai, President of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
  • Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Former child actress Shirley Temple marries 2nd husband naval officer Charles Alden Black

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Vrieslander, German composer, dies at 70