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

Event of Interest

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

1950 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist (NY Post - "Page Six") and socialite, born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Ieremia Tabai, I-Kiribati politician (President of Kiribati, 1979-91), born in Nonouti, Kiribati (Gilbert Islands)
  • Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist, born in Zandvoort, Netherlands (d. 2006)
Born in 1950

Famous Weddings

Shirley Temple

American child actress Shirley Temple (22) weds 2nd husband US naval officer Charles Alden Black (31), at his parents' home, Del Monte, California

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Vrieslander, German composer and musicologist, dies at 70

About December 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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