On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1950

Historical Events

  • "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
  • Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 in Davenport, Iowa

Famous Birthdays

  • Erin Gray, American actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • Ross Grimsley, American baseball player, born in Topeka, Kansas
1950 Highlights

About January 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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