On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1950

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox rout St Louis Browns, 29-4 at Fenway Park; set 6 MLB records including runs scored and most total bases, 60
  • Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • Test Cricket debut of famous West Indian spin twins Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramadhin in 1st Test v England at Manchester; Valentine takes 8-104 on Day 1 but WI lose by 202 runs

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Kathy Whitton Baker, American actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles), born in Midland, Texas
1950 Highlights

About June 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini