On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts in twelve newspapers
  • D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth

Famous Birthdays

  • Doyle Alexander, American baseball player, born in Cordova, Alabama
  • Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82), born in Lahore, Punjab