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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

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? 69 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn