On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas