On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
  • Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees

Famous Birthdays

  • John Curulewski, American rock guitarist and singer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Pamela Hensley, American actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • Ronnie Laws, American saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Houston, Texas
1950 Highlights

About October 3, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra