On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1950

Historical Events

  • French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • NY Yankees sign their 1st Black players, Elston Howard and Frank Baines

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
1950 Highlights

About July 19, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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