What Happened on July 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
  • 57th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea

Famous Deaths

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