On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1950

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Spann, Austrian economist and sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
1950 Highlights

About July 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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