On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea

Music releaseTheatrical Finale

Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars", based on Alan Paton's novel "Cry the Beloved Country", closes at Music Box Theater, NYC, after 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
  • NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Duke, American white nationalist politician and K.K.K. member, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Eliel Saarinen, Finish-American architect (Chicago Tribune building), dies at 76
  • Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician and educator (Dalcroze erythmics), dies at 84
1950 Highlights

About July 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer