On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1950

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS title in team history; MVP: NY 2B Jerry Coleman

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Darlene Koldenhoven, American session, new age, and Latin jazz soprano vocalist (Pink Floyd; Sister Act; 2+2), and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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

George 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

1950 Highlights

About October 9, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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