What Happened on February 17, 1950

Historical Events

  • Two Long Island Rail Road trains collide head-on, killing 32 near Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Rickey Medlocke, American rock guitarist, vocalist, and drummer (Blackfoot, 1969-97 - "Highway Song"' "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1971-72 and 1996-present), born in Jackson, Florida
Born in 1950

Famous Weddings

David Attenborough

Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

1950 Highlights

About February 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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