On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1950

Historical Events

  • Jockeys Bill Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Gilder, American golfer (6 PGA tour titles), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Inge Helten, German sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany

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? 70 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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