On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1950

Historical Events

  • French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
  • Norman Dello Joio's opera, "The Triumph of St. Joan", premieres in Bronxville, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • Tom Petersson, American rock bassist (Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me"), born in Rockford, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist and engineer, dies at 66
1950 Highlights

About May 9, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus