On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in seven nationwide papers

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions in 55-13 win against Baltimore Colts; Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy tosses 6 touchdown passes

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  • Philip Wilson, Australian Catholic bishop, jailed for concealing sexual abuse, born in Cessnock, Australia