What Happened in July 1950

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • Jul 1 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • Jul 1 NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • Jul 1 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • Jul 2 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan, burns down.
  • Jul 2 Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
  • Jul 3 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
  • Jul 3 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
  • Jul 4 Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
  • Jul 4 Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
  • Jul 4 The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
  • Jul 5 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • Jul 6 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • Jul 7 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • Jul 7 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 7 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 8 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
  • Jul 8 57th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Jul 8 Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea
  • Jul 9 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 10 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 12 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • Jul 12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
  • Jul 13 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
  • Jul 13 René Pleven forms French government
  • Jul 14 RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea
  • Jul 16 Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
  • Jul 16 FIFA World Cup: Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 17 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • Jul 17 Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
  • Jul 19 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • Jul 19 NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes
  • Jul 19 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
  • Jul 20 "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
  • Jul 22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 22 King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile
  • Jul 24 V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • Jul 26 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
  • Jul 26 KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
  • Jul 27 US President Harry Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • Jul 29 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, California, rock sax (Huey Lewis & The News-Need a New Drug)
  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, Balt Md, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • Jul 3 James Hahn, American politician
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jul 6 John Byrne, American comic book author & artist
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • Jul 13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • Jul 14 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player
  • Jul 17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
  • Jul 17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18 Richard Branson, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-Di-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice)
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 20 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • Jul 23 Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 23 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • Jul 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless)
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • Jul 24 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 26 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 26 Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Jul 27 Simon Jones, Willshire England, comedian (News is the News)
  • Jul 28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
  • Jul 31 Lane Davies, actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 5 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Eliel Saarinen, Finish-American architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
  • Jul 1 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • Jul 5 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • Jul 6 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • Jul 8 Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
  • Jul 11 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 12 Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • Jul 14 Āpirana Ngata, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer, dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
  • Jul 18 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
  • Jul 21 Albert Riemenschneider, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 22 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Jul 29 Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)