What Happened in June 1950

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 2 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators
  • Jun 3 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 3 49th Men's French Championships: Budge Patty beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Jun 3 49th Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Patricia Todd (6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 4 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • Jun 4 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • Jun 5 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • Jun 6 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • Jun 6 Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
  • Jun 8 Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • Jun 8 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
  • Jun 8 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 10 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 11 Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
  • Jun 12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

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Jun 12 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jun 13 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • Jun 15 Dutch police seize condoms
  • Jun 17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Jun 17 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
  • Jun 18 Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
  • Jun 20 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 20 Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 21 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • Jun 23 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
  • Jun 23 Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
  • Jun 23 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
  • Jun 24 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
  • Jun 24 French government led by prime Minister Georges Bidault resigns
  • Jun 24 NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
  • Jun 25 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • Jun 25 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • Jun 25 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
  • Jun 25 UN member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea
  • Jun 26 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
  • Jun 27 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 27 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
  • Jun 27 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

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Jun 27 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 27 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • Jun 28 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances
  • Jun 28 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • Jun 29 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
  • Jun 29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • Jun 1 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • Jun 1 Gemma Craven, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 1 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • Jun 2 Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Toni Alessandrini, actress (Vice Academy Part 2), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 2 [Antone] Chubby Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
  • Jun 3 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 3 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 3 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 3 Christos Verelis, Greek politician
  • Jun 4 Brian Rose, cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81)
  • Jun 4 Dagmar Krause, West Germany, singer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jun 4 Wayne Powers, New Rochelle NY, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East)
  • Jun 5 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Jun 5 Ronnie Dyson, US, singer (Hair, All over your face)
  • Jun 5 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • Jun 6 Chantal Akerman, actor/director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 8 Elmar Oliveira, Waterbury Connecticut, violinist (Naumburg 1978)
  • Jun 8 Kathy Whitton Baker, Midland Tx, actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles)
  • Jun 11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 11 Debbie "Pokey" Watson, US, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 11 Lindsey de Paul, singer
  • Jun 11 Michael Swan, Palo Alto California, actor (Duncan-As The World Turns)
  • Jun 13 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • Jun 13 Gerd Zewe, German footballer
  • Jun 14 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem)
  • Jun 14 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Jun 15 Mark Arnott, actor (Return of the Secaucus 7), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
  • Jun 16 James Smith, US, singer (Stylistics-Can't Give you Anything)
  • Jun 16 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside California, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
  • Jun 17 Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • Jun 19 Constance Forslund, actress (Shining Season), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 21 Joey Kramer, hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • Jun 21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • Jun 21 GĂ©rard Lanvin, French actor
  • Jun 22 Murphy Cross, Harve de Grace Md, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect)
  • Jun 23 Sally Geeson, Sussex England, actress (Bless This House)
  • Jun 23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 24 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jun 24 Leon J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • Jun 24 Nancy Allen, American actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • Jun 25 Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jun 25 Nitza Saul, Israeli actress
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Peterson, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jun 28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 28 Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • Jun 30 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Pablo Castillo, jockey

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 14 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
  • Jun 17 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
  • Jun 20 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • Jun 22 Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 27 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
  • Jun 28 Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer, dies at 72