Historical Events in June 1950

  • Jun 1 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 2 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators
  • Jun 3 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 3 49th Men's French Championships: Budge Patty beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Jun 3 49th Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Patricia Todd (6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 4 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • Jun 4 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • Jun 5 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • Jun 6 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • Jun 6 Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
  • Jun 8 Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • Jun 8 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
  • Jun 8 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 10 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 11 Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
  • Jun 12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

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Jun 12 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jun 13 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • Jun 15 Dutch police seize condoms
  • Jun 17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Jun 17 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
  • Jun 18 Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
  • Jun 20 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 20 Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 21 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • Jun 23 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
  • Jun 23 Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
  • Jun 23 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
  • Jun 24 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
  • Jun 24 French government led by prime Minister Georges Bidault resigns
  • Jun 24 NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
  • Jun 25 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • Jun 25 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • Jun 25 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
  • Jun 25 UN member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea
  • Jun 26 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
  • Jun 27 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 27 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
  • Jun 27 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

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Jun 27 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 27 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • Jun 28 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances
  • Jun 28 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • Jun 29 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
  • Jun 29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine

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Jun 30 US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur