What Happened on July 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • FIFA World Cup Final: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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, 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