What Happened on December 5, 1950

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India

Famous Birthdays

  • Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Is It Easy to Be Young?), born in Riga Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1992)
  • Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer (Oceana), born in La Plata, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Shri Aurobindo [Aurobindo Ghose], Indian guru and nationalist, dies at 78
1950 Highlights

About December 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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