What Happened in 1950 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 516

  • Oct 8 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
  • Oct 11 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • Oct 12 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 13 "All About Eve" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Best Picture 1951)

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Oct 14 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

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Oct 16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

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Oct 18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Oct 19 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • Oct 19 UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

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Oct 20 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Oct 21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • Oct 21 Death penalty abolished in Belgium
  • Oct 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • Oct 21 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
  • Oct 22 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

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Oct 23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Oct 25 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • Oct 25 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)
  • Oct 26 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea
  • Oct 26 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

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Oct 26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Oct 26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • Oct 27 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • Oct 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 29 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
  • Oct 29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Oct 29 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
  • Oct 30 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Oct 30 Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican
  • Oct 31 Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 1 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
  • Nov 1 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
  • Nov 2 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 2 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • Nov 2 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 4 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • Nov 4 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
  • Nov 4 US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
  • Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • Nov 6 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 6 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • Nov 6 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • Nov 7 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 7 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Nov 8 Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 10 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

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

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Nov 18 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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Nov 19 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
  • Nov 22 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 22 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Nov 24 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 25 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 25 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Nov 26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • Nov 29 National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • Nov 30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
  • Dec 2 Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
  • Dec 2 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)

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Dec 3 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 5 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Dec 5 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
  • Dec 6 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • Dec 10 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 11 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
  • Dec 11 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • Dec 12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • Dec 12 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
  • Dec 13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances

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Dec 13 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

Actor James Dean
James Dean
  • Dec 14 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Dec 14 UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 717

  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-Di-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice)
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 20 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • Jul 23 Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 23 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • Jul 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless)
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • Jul 24 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 26 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 26 Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Jul 27 Simon Jones, Willshire England, comedian (News is the News)
  • Jul 28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 30 Frank Stallone, Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
  • Jul 31 Lane Davies, actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts)
  • Aug 1 Doug Tract, radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 2 Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
  • Aug 2 Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)
  • Aug 2 Mathieu Carriere, Hanover West Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
  • Aug 2 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 JoMari Payton Noble, Albany GA, actress (Harriette-Family Matters)
  • Aug 3 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Aug 3 John Landis, director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 5 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Aug 6 Dorian Harewood, actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
  • Aug 6 Winston E Scott, USN Commander/astronaut (STS 72, 87), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 7 David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Aug 7 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 9 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)

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Aug 9 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Aug 10 A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
  • Aug 10 James Reynolds, Oskaloosa Ks, actor (Abe Carver-Days of our Lives)
  • Aug 10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • Aug 11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Aug 11 Steve Wozniak, American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • Aug 11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], rocker/actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear)
  • Aug 12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • Aug 13 Andre van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)

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Aug 14 Gary Larson, cartoonist (Far Side), born in Tacoma, Washington

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • Aug 15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, England, Princess/olympic equestrian
  • Aug 15 Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
  • Aug 15 Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Aug 15 Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
  • Aug 15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
  • Aug 16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Aug 16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • Aug 16 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • Aug 16 Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
  • Aug 18 Candice Earley, Ft Hood TX, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children)
  • Aug 18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • Aug 18 Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 19 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • Aug 19 Jennie Bond, British journalist
  • Aug 21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer
  • Aug 21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 22 Ray Burris, baseball player
  • Aug 22 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, White House Chief of Staff
  • Aug 24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • Aug 24 Tim White, American anthropologist
  • Aug 25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • Aug 26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Aug 27 Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 27 Cynthia Potter, US, springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • Aug 28 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • Aug 29 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 29 Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • Aug 30 Antony Gormley, British sculptor (Angel of the North), born in London, England
  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • Sep 2 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • Sep 3 Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 3 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • Sep 4 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • Sep 4 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 5 Cathy Guisewite, US cartoonist (Cathy)
  • Sep 5 Kathy Cronkite, actress (Annie-Hizzonner)
  • Sep 5 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • Sep 6 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 7 Adriano Panatta, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 7 Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)

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