On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Rick Baker, American special effects makeup artist (Exorcist), born in Binghamton, New York
  • Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), born in Richmond, Virgina (d. 2018)

Famous Weddings

Bob Cousy

NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

1950 Highlights

About December 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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