On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Roland Matthes, German swimmer (Olympic gold 100, 200m backstroke 1968, 72; WR x 19), born in Pößneck, Thuringia, Germany
  • Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

1950 Highlights

About November 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio