What Happened in September 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • 1st West Berlin granted a constitution
  • 3rd 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
  • 4th First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • 4th D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • 4th Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • 4th Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 5th 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • 5th 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 5th 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)
  • 7th Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • 9th "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • 9th "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances
  • 9th 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • 9th Mass arrests of communists in France

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10th Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 11th "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
  • 11th 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • 11th 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • 11th Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
  • 12th Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • 14th Western allies rearm West Germany
  • 15th During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea
  • 15th East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • 15th For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 15th Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19
  • 15th US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
  • 16th Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
  • 16th Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • 17th San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
  • 18th Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • 19th European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 19th Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • 19th UN reject membership of China's People Republic

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21st George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 22nd Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • 22nd Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • 23rd Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
  • 23rd Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • 23rd US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
  • 24th "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • 26th Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 26th Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 26th UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

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27th Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

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27th Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 27th Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
  • 28th Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • 29th "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 29th Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • 29th Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • 30th 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 30th Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • 30th WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 30th 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • 2nd Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 2nd Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 2nd Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • 3rd Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 3rd Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • 4th Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 4th Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • 5th Cathy Guisewite, US cartoonist (Cathy)
  • 5th Kathy Cronkite, actress (Annie-Hizzonner)
  • 5th Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • 6th Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 7th Adriano Panatta, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 7th Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)
  • 7th Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 8th Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • 8th Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • 8th Mike Simpson, American politician
  • 9th John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • 10th Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 10th Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • 11th Amy Madigan, actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 11th Barry Sheene, British auto maker
  • 12th Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls)
  • 12th Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • 13th Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
  • 14th Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England
  • 14th Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
  • 14th Michael Nifong, American attorney
  • 16th David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
  • 16th Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 17th Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)

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17th Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 17th Chris Heister, Swedish politician
  • 17th Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • 18th Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
  • 18th Mike Hossack, Patterson NJ, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), (d. 2012)
  • 18th Shabana Azmi, Indian actress

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18th Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 19th Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
  • 19th Rudy Ramos, Lawton Oklahoma, actor (Wind-High Chaparral)
  • 20th James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
  • 20th Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg

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21st Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray
  • 21st Charles Clarke, British politician
  • 22nd Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • 24th Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 24th Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • 27th Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • 28th John Sayles, Schenetady NY, actor (Brother from Another Planet)
  • 28th Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • 28th Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 30th Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • 30th Renato Zero, Italian musician

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

30th First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

Famous Deaths

  • 6th Arthur Hill, cricketer (3 Tests), dies
  • 6th Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • 11th John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
  • 11th S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 13th Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
  • 15th Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
  • 16th Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
  • 21st Arthur Milne, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 23rd Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
  • 29th Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies