On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • (Charles) "Prairie" Prince, American rocker (The Tubes; Chris Isaak; Jefferson Starship, 1992-2008), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas

Tim Russert

Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)


Famous Weddings

Jack Lemmon

Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)

Famous Deaths

  • Bertha "Chippie" Hill, American blues and vaudeville singer (King Oliver's Jazz Band), struck and killed by a car in New York City at 45
1950 Highlights

About May 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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