July 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • Jul 1 NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • Jul 2 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • Jul 2 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan, burns down.
  • Jul 2 Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
  • Jul 3 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
  • Jul 3 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
  • Jul 4 Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
  • Jul 4 The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
  • Jul 5 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • Jul 6 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • Jul 7 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • Jul 8 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Jul 8 Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea
  • Jul 9 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
  • Jul 13 René Pleven forms French government
  • Jul 14 RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea
  • Jul 16 Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
  • Jul 17 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • Jul 17 Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
  • Jul 19 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • Jul 19 NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes
  • Jul 19 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
  • Jul 22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 22 King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile
  • Jul 24 V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • Jul 26 KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
  • Jul 27 US President Harry Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • Jul 29 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
  • Jul 3 James Hahn, American politician
  • Jul 6 John Byrne, American comic book author & artist
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician
  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • Jul 13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • Jul 14 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • Jul 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • Jul 26 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • Jul 5 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • Jul 8 Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
  • Jul 12 Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • Jul 14 Āpirana Ngata, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer, dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
  • Jul 18 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 22 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King