On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1950

Historical Events

  • Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Big Cat, Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play a game in the NBA, scoring 6 points on debut for the Washington Capitols

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestJohn Candy

John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Jozef Stolorz, polish painter
  • Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72
1950 Highlights

About October 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio