On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
  • Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Edward Hirsch, American poet, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Liza Goddard, British actress, born in Smethwick, United Kingdom
  • Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger, born in Zinder, Niger