On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1950

Historical Events

Historic Event

Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis

  • 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? 71 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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