On This Day

April 1, 1950 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in History

  • Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Leonard van Spirit, Dutch-British food magnate
  • Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2006-), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Deaths in History


Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, dies in a car crash at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew

1950 in History