On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
  • US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA
  • World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship

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
  • Maartje van Weegen, [Walet], Dutch TV hostess

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWillis Carrier

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

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier