On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1950

Historical Events

  • Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week

Battle of Interest

Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

  • The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.

Famous Birthdays

  • Morgan Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Mott The Hoople, 1973-76 - "All The Young Dudes"; British Lions), born in London, England
  • Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • Wayne Bennett, Australian rugby league coach (Australia 1998, 2004-05; England & Great Britain 2019; Brisbane Broncos, St. George, South Sydney), born in Allora, Australia
  • Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
1950 Highlights

About January 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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