Historical Events in November 1950

  • Nov 1 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
  • Nov 1 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
  • Nov 2 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 2 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • Nov 2 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 4 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • Nov 4 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambon
  • Nov 4 US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

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Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 6 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 6 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • Nov 6 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • Nov 7 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 7 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8 A US aircraft shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean War, the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 10 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Nov 12 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • Nov 13 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • Nov 15 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed, by Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
  • Nov 16 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • Nov 16 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • Nov 16 US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

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Nov 18 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

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Nov 19 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 22 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 22 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Nov 24 US infantry division conquers Chonju Korea
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 25 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 25 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Nov 26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • Nov 29 National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • Nov 30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb