On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), born in New York City (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)