On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1950

Historical Events

  • Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC

Famous Birthdays

  • John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), born in Higashimurayama, Japan (d. 2020)

Person of interestWalter Becker

Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker

Famous Deaths

  • Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, dies at 60
1950 Highlights

About February 20, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces