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 Philadelphia 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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19th Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 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