On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1950

Historical Events

  • FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1
  • Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)

Famous Birthdays

  • Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dennis Priestley, English darts player (PDC World Champion 1994), born in Mexborough, England
  • Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician (Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), born in Bedford, Quebec
  • Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
1950 Highlights

About July 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer