On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1950

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • 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
  • Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
1950 Highlights

About July 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer