On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1950

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • Element 98 (Californium) announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit), born in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Michael Been, American musician (The Call), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Meyer, American psychiatrist and neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene), dies at 83
1950 Highlights

About March 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces