On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92