On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1950

Historical Events

  • US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
  • William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Granny [Emma Webster], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Canary Row"
  • Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician, born in Msoga, Tanzania
  • Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

Willis Carrier

Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), dies at 73

1950 Highlights

About October 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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