Historical Events in December 1950

  • 2nd Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
  • 2nd 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • 3rd Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)

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3rd Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

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

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

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

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 14th "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 14th UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
  • 14th Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • 15th NYC's Port Authority opens
  • 16th "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

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16th 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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19th Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 19th Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
  • 20th "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY
  • 21st Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances
  • 22nd 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
  • 24th Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • 25th Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
  • 26th Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • 28th Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • 28th The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
  • 30th Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
  • 31st Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year