On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1950

Historical Events

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

Film & TV History

Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22

Historic Event

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


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

Shirley Temple

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

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Vrieslander, German composer, dies at 70
1950 Highlights

About December 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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