On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1950

Historical Events

  • 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
  • British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Detroit Lions Wally Triplett achieves a kickoff return yardage of 294 yards against the LA Rams, the second highest in a single-game in NFL history

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav V, King of Sweden (1907-1950), dies at 92
1950 Highlights

About October 29, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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