On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1950

Historical Events

  • Georges Bidault forms French government
  • Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Department of State (equiv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

United States formally recognizes the State of Vietnam as the legitimate government of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as leader

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại

Famous Birthdays

  • Burt Hooton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star, World Series, NLCS MVP 1981; no-hitter 1972; Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers), born in Greenville, Texas
  • Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), born in Buonconvento, Italy (d. 2021)
1950 Highlights

About February 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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