Historical Events in 1950 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 516 of 516

  • Oct 8 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
  • Oct 11 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • Oct 12 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 13 "All About Eve" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Best Picture 1951)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • Oct 14 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

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Oct 16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

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Oct 18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Oct 19 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • Oct 19 UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

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Oct 20 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Oct 21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • Oct 21 Death penalty abolished in Belgium
  • Oct 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • Oct 21 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
  • Oct 22 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

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Oct 23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Oct 25 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • Oct 25 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)
  • Oct 26 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea
  • Oct 26 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

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Oct 26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Oct 26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • Oct 27 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • Oct 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 29 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
  • Oct 29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Oct 29 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
  • Oct 30 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Oct 30 Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican
  • Oct 31 Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 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 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Nov 8 Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 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 (Atl 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dec 10 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 11 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
  • Dec 11 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • 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
  • Dec 16 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
  • Dec 19 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

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Dec 19 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Dec 20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY
  • 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 31 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year