On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
  • Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
  • The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.

Famous Birthdays

  • David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), dies at 72