On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1950

Historical Events

  • Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl J. Meade, Major USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64), born in Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
  • David Leisure, American actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), born in San Diego, California
  • John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at 71
1950 Highlights

About November 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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