On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women's PGA C'ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario
  • Nicky Marrero, American percussionist and timbalero (Eddie Palmieri; Fania All Stars; Típica 73!), born in South Bronx, New York City
  • Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Skakel (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Syed Wazir Ali, Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests; Southern Punjab; Muslims), dies from appendicitis at 46
1950 Highlights

About June 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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