On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist

Famous Deaths

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