Historical Events in April 1950

  • Apr 2 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 4 Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES
  • Apr 5 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 John Foster Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Acheson

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles
  • Apr 8 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Apr 9 14th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
  • Apr 9 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win

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Apr 9 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Apr 11 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
  • Apr 11 US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
  • Apr 14 1st edition of British comic "Eagle"
  • Apr 14 Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands
  • Apr 18 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • Apr 18 Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations
  • Apr 18 Sam Jethroe is 1st black to play for Boston Braves
  • Apr 18 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • Apr 19 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
  • Apr 20 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
  • Apr 23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • Apr 23 4th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 23 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
  • Apr 23 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 24 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 24 Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
  • Apr 24 US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government
  • Apr 24 Jordan formally annexes the West Bank
  • Apr 25 Republik Maluku Selatan (also known as the Republic of the South Moluccas) declared on Ambon
  • Apr 25 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
  • Apr 26 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
  • Apr 26 U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
  • Apr 27 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Apr 27 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
  • Apr 30 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane