What Happened on July 8, 1950

Historical Events

  • 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)

Event of Interest

General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief of UN forces in Korea

  • Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 for her third straight Wimbledon singles title

1950 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Kennedy, British TV and radio broadcaster (The Dawn Patrol, 1993-2010), born in Sussex, England
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Spann, Austrian economist and sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71

About July 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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