On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1950

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian McNeice, English actor (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls), born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • Philip Wilson, Australian Catholic bishop, jailed for concealing sexual abuse, born in Cessnock, Australia
1950 Highlights

About October 2, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra