What Happened in November 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
  • 1st 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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1st Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1st Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
  • 2nd "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 2nd Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • 2nd The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 4th "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 4th "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • 4th Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
  • 4th US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
  • 5th Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

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5th Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 6th Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 6th Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • 6th King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • 7th Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • 7th French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • 8th 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • 8th Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 8th Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • 9th Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 9th Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • 9th White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • 10th After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • 10th Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 10th Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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10th Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 12th Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • 13th US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 13th General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • 15th Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
  • 16th Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 16th UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • 16th US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

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18th South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

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19th US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 22nd 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 22nd 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • 23rd Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 24th "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • 24th UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 24th US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
  • 25th "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 25th 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • 25th UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • 26th China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • 27th Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 27th Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • 28th Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • 29th National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • 30th US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
  • 1st Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • 3rd James Rothman, Haverhill Massachusetts, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate who discovered how vesicles, sac-like structures that transport hormones and growth factors, reach their destination in cells and know where and when to release their contents
  • 3rd Joe Queenan, American writer
  • 3rd Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • 4th Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actress (Christine-Night Court)
  • 4th Charles Frazier, American author
  • 5th Debbie Massey, Grosse Pointe MI, LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic)
  • 6th Ernest Thompson, Bellows Fall Vt, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical)
  • 7th Alexa Canady, Lansing Michigan, 1st African American female neurosurgeon and educator
  • 7th Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, Buenos Aires, 1st South American Zen teacher
  • 10th Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 10th Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 11th Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • 11th Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 11th Rex Samuel Sellers, Auckland NZ, Tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 11th Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 11th Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

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13th Gilbert Perreault, Victoriaville Quebec, NHL center (over 500 goals)

  • 15th Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • 16th Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • 16th David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • 16th John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 17th Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
  • 17th Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 18th Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • 18th Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
  • 18th Eric Pierpoint, American actor
  • 20th Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 21st Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 21st Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • 21st Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 21st Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 22nd Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 22nd Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
  • 22nd Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • 22nd [Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)
  • 22nd Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 23rd Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
  • 23rd Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -)
  • 24th Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)
  • 24th Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
  • 25th Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 26th Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • 27th Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler

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28th Ed Harris, Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)

Actor Ed Harris
Ed Harris
  • 29th Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • 30th Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • 30th Kathryn Witt, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High), born in Miami, Florida
  • 30th Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)
  • 30th Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)

Famous Weddings

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17th Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

Famous Deaths

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2nd George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • 4th Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 5th Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
  • 16th Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • 18th Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
  • 19th Thomas Wood, composer, dies at 57
  • 20th Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • 25th Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 25th Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 26th Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83