On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1950

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 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? 70 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius