What Happened in 1950 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 516

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 15 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Aug 15 Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
  • Aug 15 Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its 1st President

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Aug 15 Rotterdam dock strike begins
  • Aug 15 Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Aug 16 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • Aug 17 Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
  • Aug 17 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • Aug 18 Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
  • Aug 19 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
  • Aug 20 11th Venice Film Festival: "Justice est faite" directed by Andre Cayatte wins the Golden Lion
  • Aug 22 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • Aug 22 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
  • Aug 22 Rotterdam dock strike ends
  • Aug 23 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
  • Aug 23 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
  • Aug 24 Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN
  • Aug 24 Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
  • Aug 25 US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Aug 26 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • Aug 27 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • Aug 27 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
  • Aug 28 Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
  • Aug 29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 31 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Sep 27 Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 27 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • Sep 29 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • Sep 30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • Sep 30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • Sep 30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park
  • Oct 1 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
  • Oct 1 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
  • Oct 1 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • Oct 2 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
  • Oct 2 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
  • Oct 2 Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
  • Oct 3 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • Oct 3 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
  • Oct 3 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
  • Oct 5 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
  • Oct 7 US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • Oct 7 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 7 William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Oct 7 Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
  • Oct 8 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 717

  • May 29 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 29 Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
  • May 30 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • May 30 Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
  • May 31 Edward Barker, cartoonist
  • May 31 Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
  • 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 Gérard 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, 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
  • Jul 1 David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, California, rock sax (Huey Lewis & The News-Need a New Drug)
  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, Balt Md, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • Jul 3 James Hahn, American politician
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jul 6 John Byrne, American comic book author & artist
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • Jul 13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • Jul 14 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player
  • Jul 17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
  • Jul 17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18 Richard Branson, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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