September 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 1 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • Sep 4 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • Sep 4 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • Sep 4 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • Sep 5 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • Sep 7 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • Sep 9 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • Sep 9 Mass arrests of communists in France
  • Sep 11 "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
  • Sep 11 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • Sep 11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • Sep 12 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • Sep 14 Western allies rearm West Germany
  • Sep 15 During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea
  • Sep 15 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • Sep 15 Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19
  • Sep 15 US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
  • Sep 16 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • Sep 18 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • Sep 19 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • Sep 19 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • Sep 19 UN reject membership of China's People Republic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Sep 22 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • Sep 22 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • Sep 23 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • Sep 23 US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
  • Sep 24 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • Sep 26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • Sep 26 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • Sep 29 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • Sep 30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • Sep 30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Cathy Guisewite, US cartoonist (Cathy)
  • Sep 5 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • Sep 6 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 7 Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician
  • Sep 11 Barry Sheene, British auto maker
  • Sep 13 Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
  • Sep 14 Michael Nifong, American attorney

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 17 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • Sep 17 Chris Heister, Swedish politician
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
  • Sep 19 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
  • Sep 20 James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
  • Sep 21 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • Sep 30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • Sep 11 John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Arthur Milne, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 29 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies