What Happened in 1950 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 516

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
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

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

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 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)
  • Jul 8 Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
  • 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
  • Aug 1 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • Aug 1 American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule
  • Aug 1 Guam Organic Act establishes Guam as an unincorporated US territory
  • Aug 1 King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 5 Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Aug 7 Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
  • Aug 7 37th Tour de France won by Ferdi Kubler of Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • Aug 8 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Aug 9 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 "Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall

  • Aug 11 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • Aug 11 Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0
  • Aug 11 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
  • Aug 11 King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Aug 12 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • Aug 12 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • Aug 13 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 13 US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao-Dai
  • Aug 15 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 717

  • Mar 31 Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)
  • Apr 1 Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Apr 1 Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
  • Apr 1 Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Apr 3 Curtis Stone, N singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 4 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA), born in Jönköping, Sweden

  • Apr 5 Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
  • Apr 5 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Apr 5 Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
  • Apr 6 Dennis E Eckart, (Rep-D-OH, 1981- )
  • Apr 8 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • Apr 9 Ehtesham-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82)
  • Apr 9 Kenneth D Cockrell, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 9 Nathan Cook, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You)
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
  • Apr 10 Barry M. Riemer, American author
  • Apr 11 Bill Irwin, Santa Monica, actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall)
  • Apr 12 David Cassidy, singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
  • Apr 12 Kari Palaste, Finnish architect
  • Apr 12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • Apr 12 Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014), born in Malemia, Nyasaland
  • Apr 13 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • Apr 13 Ron Perlman, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 13 Terry Lester, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 14 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
  • Apr 14 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 14 Francis Collins, American scientist
  • Apr 15 Amy Wright, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 16 David Graff, Lancaster Ohio, actor (Police Academy 2, 3, 4, 6)
  • Apr 17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
  • Apr 17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
  • Apr 18 Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Apr 18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
  • Apr 19 Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)
  • Apr 19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
  • Apr 20 Itumeleng J Mosala, South African president (Azanian People's Org)
  • Apr 20 Steve Erickson, American novelist
  • Apr 20 Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
  • Apr 22 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
  • Apr 22 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • Apr 22 Peter Frampton, Kent England, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
  • Apr 25 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • Apr 26 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
  • Apr 26 Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
  • Apr 28 Jay Leno, New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host (Tonight Show)
  • Apr 28 Willie Colon, actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 29 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
  • Apr 29 Debbie Stabenow, American politician
  • May 1 Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
  • May 1 Dann Florek, American actor
  • May 1 Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer
  • May 2 Lou Gramm, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 2 Duncan Gay, Australian politician
  • May 3 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
  • May 4 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
  • May 4 Hilly Hicks, actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 4 René CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)
  • May 5 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
  • May 5 Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
  • May 6 Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)
  • May 7 Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)
  • May 7 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • May 9 James A Butts, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 9 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • May 9 Tom Petersson, Rockford Il, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • May 11 Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)
  • May 11 Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster
  • May 12 Billy Squier, Mass, heavy metal guitarist (Don't Say No)
  • May 12 Bruce Boxleitner, Elgin Ill, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King, Babylon 5)
  • May 12 Gabriel Byrne, actor (Hello Again, Cool World), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 12 Jocko Marcellino, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • May 12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German DR, sprinter (Oly-gold-72)
  • May 12 Shōzō Fujii, Japanese judoka (4x World Champion 1971-79)
  • May 13 Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • May 13 John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • May 14 Mark Blum, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 15 Nicholas Hammond, American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Washington D.C.
  • May 16 Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
  • May 16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • May 16 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • May 17 Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London
  • May 17 Christian Lacroix, French couturier (Chic Frills)
  • May 17 Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
  • May 17 Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician
  • May 18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • May 18 Thomas Gottschalk, Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
  • May 20 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • May 22 Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)
  • May 22 Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
  • May 23 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 24 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • May 24 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • May 28 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • May 28 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler

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