What Happened on March 30, 1950

Historical Events

  • Bell Telephone Laboratories announces invention of the phototransistor in Murray Hill, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Ball, British guitarist (Procul Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2015)
  • Dave McCurdy, American lawyer, politician (US Representative for Oklahoma (D), 1981-95), and lobbyist, born in Canadian, Texas
  • Gene Bowen, American guitarist and composer (Wonder's Edge), born in Biloxi, Mississippi

Robbie ColtraneRobbie Coltrane (1950-2022)

Scottish comedian and BAFTA Award-winning actor (Cracker; Harry Potter films; Nuns on the Run), born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

  • Rupert Greenall, British rock keyboardist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero"), born in Wisbech, England
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

Léon BlumLéon Blum (1872-1950)

Prime Minister of France (People's Front Government), dies at 77

1950 Highlights

About March 30, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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