On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1950

Historical Events

  • 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea

Sports History

Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

Historic Event

Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

  • South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby union lock (41 Tests; 117 All Black games, 8 as captain; Auckland), born in Wanganui, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
1950 Highlights

About October 26, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio