On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gary Frank, American actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jody Williams, American political activist and aid worker (Nobel Peace Prize 1997), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth

1950 Highlights

About October 9, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra