April 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 4 Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES
  • Apr 5 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
  • Apr 6 John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Acheson
  • Apr 9 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Apr 9 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • Apr 11 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
  • Apr 11 US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
  • Apr 14 1st edition of British comic "Eagle"
  • Apr 14 Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands
  • Apr 18 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • Apr 18 Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations
  • Apr 23 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
  • Apr 24 Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
  • Apr 24 US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government
  • Apr 24 Jordan formally annexes the West Bank
  • Apr 25 Republik Maluku Selatan (also known as the Republic of the South Moluccas) declared on Ambon
  • Apr 27 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Apr 1 Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
  • Apr 1 Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Apr 5 Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
  • Apr 6 Dennis E Eckart, (Rep-D-OH, 1981- )
  • Apr 9 Kenneth D Cockrell, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 10 Barry M. Riemer, American author
  • Apr 12 Kari Palaste, Finnish architect
  • Apr 12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • Apr 12 Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014), born in Malemia, Nyasaland
  • Apr 14 Francis Collins, American scientist
  • Apr 18 Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Apr 20 Itumeleng J Mosala, South African president (Azanian People's Org)
  • Apr 20 Steve Erickson, American novelist
  • Apr 20 Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
  • Apr 22 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • Apr 29 Debbie Stabenow, American politician

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 1 Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Apr 3 Carter G Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Walter Huston, dies at 66
  • Apr 8 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • Apr 14 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • Apr 22 Charles H Houston, architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
  • Apr 26 G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (b. 1881)