On This Day

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 Candy

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

  • 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? 71 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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