On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1950

Historical Events

  • 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

Sports History

Celtics' forward Chuck Cooper becomes first African American to play in the NBA in Boston's 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons; future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuts for Celtics

Assassination Attempt

Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry Truman at Blair House in Washington D.C.; attack thwarted by White House Police, including Officer Leslie Coffelt who was killed in the line of duty [1]


Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Tony Hymphris, political activist

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Coffelt, American White House Police officer, killed in the line of duty at 40 [1]
1950 Highlights

About November 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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