June 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 4 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • 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 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Jun 8 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • Jun 10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • 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 20 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • 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 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 North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
  • Jun 26 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
  • 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 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • Jun 1 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • Jun 3 Christos Verelis, Greek politician
  • Jun 14 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Jun 15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
  • Jun 21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • Jun 23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 24 Leon J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • Jun 25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • Jun 28 Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • Jun 30 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio

Weddings in History

  • Jun 14 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged