October 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
  • Oct 1 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

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Oct 2 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • Oct 2 Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
  • Oct 3 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • Oct 3 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
  • Oct 7 US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • Oct 7 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
  • Oct 7 William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 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
  • 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 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns

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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 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 29 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Oct 5 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • Oct 7 Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
  • Oct 9 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 10 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • Oct 11 Patty Murry, (Sen-D Washington)
  • Oct 11 Thomas J Tauke, (Rep-R-IA, 1979- )
  • Oct 12 Dave Freudenthal, American politician
  • Oct 15 Koos van der Vaart, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Oct 17 Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
  • Oct 18 Patrick L Swindall, (Rep-R-GA, 1985- )
  • Oct 18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • Oct 21 David H G viscount Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 21 Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Oct 28 Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist
  • Oct 29 Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia
  • Oct 30 John T Doolittle, (Rep-R-California)
  • Oct 31 Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • Oct 31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)

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Oct 7 Willis Carrier, American engineer who developed modern air conditioning, dies at 73

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier
  • Oct 13 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • Oct 19 Edna St Vincent Millay, American poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), dies at 58
  • Oct 20 Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies
  • Oct 29 Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72