On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 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

  • Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33