On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris

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)