What Happened on January 30, 1950

Historical Events

  • "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman retains title; beats fellow Australian Ken McGregor 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Louise Brough beats Doris Hart 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for her only Australian singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), born in Harrow, London
  • Jack Newton, Australian golfer (British Open runner-up 1975; US Masters runner-up 1980), born in Cessnock, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill Street Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
1950 Highlights

About January 30, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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