On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1950

Historical Events

  • Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
  • KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Susan George, English actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
1950 Highlights

About July 26, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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