What Happened on October 31, 1950

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

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

John CandyJohn Candy (1950-1994)

Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario

  • Jozef Stolorz, polish painter
  • Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-British Pritzker Prize-winning architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

  • Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Jozef C Bittremieux, Belgian theologist (Virgin & Mother of God), dies at 72
1950 Highlights

About October 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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