On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England

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