On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1950

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"I Robot" collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov published by Gnome Press in the US

  • 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • South African world bantamweight boxing champion Vic Toweel sets a record for knockdowns in a title fight against Englishman Danny Sullivan in Johannesburg; Sullivan floored 14 times in 10 rounds before fight stopped

Famous Birthdays

  • Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic (politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Constantin "Dinu" Lipatti, Romanian classical pianist and composer, dies of Hodgkins disease complications at 33
1950 Highlights

About December 2, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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