On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Klepikov, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union coxed four 1976), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestMartin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness, Irish Sinn Féin politician and IRA member, born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)

Sinn Féin Leader Martin McGuinness
Sinn Féin Leader
Martin McGuinness
  • William Barr, American lawyer (US Attorney General, 1992-93 and 2019-20), born in New York City
1950 Highlights

About May 23, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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