On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), 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