What Happened on July 1, 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea

Theatrical Finale

Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars", based on Alan Paton's novel "Cry the Beloved Country", closes at Music Box Theater, NYC, after 281 performances

  • NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Duke, American white nationalist politician and K.K.K. member, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

  • Eliel Saarinen, Finish-American architect (Chicago Tribune building), dies at 76
  • Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician and educator (Dalcroze erythmics), dies at 84

About July 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer