What Happened on December 31, 1950

Historical Events

Sports History

American thoroughbred jockeys Bill Shoemaker and Joe Culmone end the year tied, leading the nation with record 388 wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Gilder, American golfer (6 PGA tour titles), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Inge Helten, German athlete (Olympic silver FRG 4x100m relay, bronze 100m 1976; WR 100m 11.04s 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany
Born in 1950

Famous Weddings

Rocky Marciano

World heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Koechlin, French composer (The Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Karl Renner, Austrian President (1918-20, 45-50), dies at 80
1950 Highlights

About December 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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