On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1950

Historical Events

  • "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • 4th British Empire Games close in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Englishman Jack Holden wins Empire Games marathon in Auckland, New Zealand in 2:32:57; runs last 9 miles barefoot after his shoes fell apart during the race

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence Ellis, American football safety, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ernest Istook, American politician (Rep-R-Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas
1950 Highlights

About February 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius