On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1950

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, born in Msoga, Tanzania
  • Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWillis Carrier

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

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier

1950 Highlights

About October 7, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra