What Happened in 1950

Significant Events

  • Jan 23 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • Jan 31 US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb
  • Jun 25 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
  • Jun 27 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
  • Sep 3 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
  • Sep 24 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • Oct 21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Dec 19 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
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FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins

On March 14, 1950


World Leaders in 1950

Famous People in 1950

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 1 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage
  • Jul 5 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage
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