What Happened in 1950 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 516 of 516

  • Dec 14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • Dec 15 NYC's Port Authority opens
  • Dec 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

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Dec 16 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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Dec 19 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dec 19 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Dec 20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY
  • Dec 21 Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances
  • Dec 22 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
  • Dec 24 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 25 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
  • Dec 26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • Dec 28 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • Dec 28 The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
  • Dec 30 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
  • Dec 31 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 717

  • Sep 7 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician
  • Sep 9 John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • Sep 10 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • Sep 10 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • Sep 11 Amy Madigan, actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Barry Sheene, British auto maker
  • Sep 12 Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls)
  • Sep 12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • Sep 13 Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
  • Sep 14 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
  • Sep 14 Michael Nifong, American attorney
  • Sep 16 David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
  • Sep 16 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • Sep 17 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)

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

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Sep 18 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
  • Sep 19 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
  • Sep 19 Rudy Ramos, Lawton Oklahoma, actor (Wind-High Chaparral)
  • Sep 20 James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
  • Sep 20 Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray
  • Sep 21 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • Sep 22 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 24 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • Sep 24 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • Sep 27 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • Sep 28 John Sayles, Schenetady NY, actor (Brother from Another Planet)
  • Sep 28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • Sep 28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • Sep 30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • Sep 30 Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • Oct 1 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Oct 1 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 1 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • Oct 2 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
  • Oct 2 Ian McNeice, English actor
  • Oct 3 Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • Oct 3 Pamela Hensley, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Oct 4 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 5 Jeff Conaway, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • Oct 6 David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • Oct 6 Thomas McClary, US soul guitarist (Commodores-Still)
  • Oct 7 Maartje van Weegen, [Walet], Dutch TV hostess
  • Oct 7 Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
  • Oct 8 Robert "Kool" Bell, rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 9 Gary Frank, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 9 Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • Oct 9 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • Oct 10 Dennis Holmes, actor (Mike-Laramie)
  • Oct 10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor/director (Mister Cactus, Passion)
  • Oct 10 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • Oct 11 Amos Gitai, actor (Neo-Fascist Trilogy, Golem, Arena of Murder)
  • Oct 11 Andrew Woolfolk, US pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • Oct 11 Catlin Adams, actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Patty Murry, (Sen-D Washington)
  • Oct 11 Thomas J Tauke, (Rep-R-IA, 1979- )
  • Oct 12 Susan Anton, Oak Glen California, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)
  • Oct 12 Robin Askwith, English actor
  • Oct 12 Dave Freudenthal, American politician
  • Oct 12 Kaga Takeshi, Japanese actor
  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Oct 13 Ellen Brusse, [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh, [Davidson], Argent/Irish rock vocalist (Lady in Red)
  • Oct 15 Koos van der Vaart, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Oct 17 Howard E Rollins Jr, Balt Md, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World)
  • Oct 17 Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
  • Oct 17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • Oct 18 Merry Martin, Camden Mich, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary)
  • Oct 18 Patrick L Swindall, (Rep-R-GA, 1985- )
  • Oct 18 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Om Puri, Indian actor (Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • Oct 18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Oct 21 David H G viscount Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 21 Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Oct 23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • Oct 24 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • Oct 24 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 26 T E Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981)
  • Oct 27 Fran Lebowitz, author/actress (Resident Alien)
  • Oct 28 Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist
  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 29 Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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