What Happened on September 5, 1950

Historical Events

  • 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: American Art Larsen beats countryman Herb Flam 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only Grand Slam title

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart 6-3, 6-3 for her third consecutive US singles crown


Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Al Killian, American big band and swing jazz trumpeter, and occasional bandleader, murdered by his landlord at 33
1950 Highlights

About September 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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