On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 (Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Karl Renner, Austrian President (1918-20, 45-50), dies at 80