Historical Events in December 1950

  • 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

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Dec 2 "I Robot" collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov published by Genome Press in the US

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 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

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Dec 10 Ralph Bunche (1st black American) presented the Nobel Peace Prize for mediation in Israel

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Dec 11 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
  • Dec 11 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres

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Dec 11 British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 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
Actor
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)
  • 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 General 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

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Dec 20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York

  • 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 within the French Union
  • Dec 30 "Sixty Minute Man" record single released by The Dominoes (Billboard Song of the Year 1951)
  • Dec 31 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year