On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1950

Historical Events

  • Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
  • Eugene Ionesco's first play "La Cantatrice Chauve" (The Bald Soprano) premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Dane Iorg, American MLB baseball player, 1977-86 (Philadelphia Philles, St. Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), born in Eureka, California
  • Jeremy Paxman, English broadcaster (University Challenge, Newsnight), born in Leeds, England
  • John Kelly, American General, President Trump's Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1950 Highlights

About May 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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