March 1950 in History

Events in History

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Mar 1 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Mar 1 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
  • Mar 1 USSR issues golden roubles
  • Mar 6 Silly Putty goes on sale in the US
  • Mar 7 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
  • Mar 7 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
  • Mar 7 Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
  • Mar 8 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

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Mar 9 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Mar 12 Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
  • Mar 12 Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
  • Mar 13 General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
  • Mar 14 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
  • Mar 15 NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
  • Mar 16 1st annual National Book Awards
  • Mar 17 Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • Mar 17 Element 98 (Californium) announced
  • Mar 18 CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
  • Mar 19 City College of NY defeats Bradley to win the NIT
  • Mar 23 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greek government
  • Mar 23 UN World Meteorological Org established
  • Mar 23 Frances Farmer is released from Western State Hospital
  • Mar 24 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • Mar 24 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 27 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Mar 30 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • Mar 4 Rick Perry, American politician, Governor of Texas (R) (2000-2015), born in Paint Creek, Texas
  • Mar 11 Jerry Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 13 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
  • Mar 14 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • Mar 18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • Mar 22 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
  • Mar 26 Tony Papenfuss, Minneapolis Minn, (Daryl-Newhart)
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 31 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • Mar 2 Rosli Dhobi, pro-Indonesian Malay student, hanged in Kuching for the assassination of Duncan Stewart, British Governor of Sarawak
  • Mar 4 Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)
  • Mar 6 Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • Mar 12 L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • Mar 19 Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • Mar 20 Walter Eucken, German economist, dies at 59
  • Mar 24 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • Mar 30 Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77