On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1950

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Connie Mack's last game as Philadelphia Athletics manager (1901-50); longest serving manager in MLB history; beat Washington Senators, 5-3 at Shribe Park

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship
  • Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
  • South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Jeane Manson, American singer and actress,, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), born in Huși, Romania (d. 2020)
  • Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
1950 Highlights

About October 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra