What Happened on July 5, 1950

Historical Events

  • Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • US forces enter combat in the Korean War for the first time, in the Battle of Osan

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California

Huey Lewis (73 years old)

American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York

  • Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1950

Famous Divorces

Bette Davis

Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Private Kenneth Shadrick becomes the first identified American soldier killed in the Korean War
  • Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police

About July 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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