What Happened in March 1950

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Mar 1 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
  • Mar 1 USSR issues golden roubles
  • Mar 3 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • Mar 6 Silly Putty goes on sale in the US
  • Mar 7 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
  • Mar 7 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
  • Mar 7 Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
  • Mar 8 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Mar 12 Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
  • Mar 12 Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
  • Mar 13 General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
  • Mar 14 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
  • Mar 15 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • Mar 15 NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
  • Mar 16 1st annual National Book Awards
  • Mar 17 Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • Mar 17 Element 98 (Californium) announced
  • Mar 18 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Mar 18 CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
  • Mar 19 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Mar 19 City College of NY defeats Bradley to win the NIT
  • Mar 23 "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Mar 23 22rd Academy Awards: "All The King's Men", Broderick Crawford & Olivia De Havilland win
  • Mar 23 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greek government
  • Mar 23 UN World Meteorological Org established
  • Mar 23 Frances Farmer is released from Western State Hospital
  • Mar 24 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
  • Mar 24 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • Mar 24 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 25 104th Grand National: Jimmy Power aboard Freebooter wins

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Mar 27 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Mar 27 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 28 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & National Inv Basketball in same year
  • Mar 30 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Shahid Israr, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test v NZ 1976)
  • Mar 2 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 2 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • Mar 2 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • Mar 2 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • Mar 3 Ed Marinaro, actor (Hill Street Blues)
  • Mar 3 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • Mar 3 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)
  • Mar 4 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Oly-bronze-72)
  • Mar 4 Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Rick Perry, American politician, Governor of Texas (R) (2000-2015), born in Paint Creek, Texas
  • Mar 5 Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
  • Mar 5 Harvey Jacob Alperin, Minneapolis MN, actor (Cocktail)
  • Mar 7 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 7 Mark Pinter, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • Mar 7 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • Mar 9 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • Mar 10 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Mar 11 Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
  • Mar 11 Jerry Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 12 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • Mar 12 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • Mar 12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • Mar 13 Bernard Julien, cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
  • Mar 13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • Mar 13 Robert S Woods, California, actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons)
  • Mar 13 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • Mar 13 William H Macy, actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 13 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
  • Mar 14 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • Mar 15 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
  • Mar 18 Brad Dourif, WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)
  • Mar 18 James Conlon, conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • Mar 18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 20 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 21 Peter Banks, rocker (Yes), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 Roger Hodgson, rock vocalist (Supertramp-It's Raining Again)
  • Mar 22 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 23 P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
  • Mar 23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • Mar 25 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Ernest Thomas, actor (Roger-What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Mar 26 Ronnie McDowell, Fountain Head Tn, country singer (King is Gone)
  • Mar 26 Teddy Pendergrass, singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 26 Tony Papenfuss, Minneapolis Minn, (Daryl-Newhart)
  • Mar 26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer
  • Mar 27 Maria Ewing, opera singer
  • Mar 27 Tony Banks, rock keyboardist (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • Mar 27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • Mar 31 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
  • Mar 31 Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • Mar 2 Rosli Dhobi, pro-Indonesian Malay student, hanged in Kuching for the assassination of Duncan Stewart, British Governor of Sarawak
  • Mar 4 Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)
  • Mar 6 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • Mar 6 Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • Mar 8 Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • Mar 11 Florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • Mar 19 Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • Mar 20 Walter Eucken, German economist, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • Mar 24 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • Mar 28 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
  • Mar 30 Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77