On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
  • Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
  • New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic of China
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein for musical "South Pacific"
  • WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dann Florek, American actor (Law & Order), born in Flat Rock, Michigan
  • Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (Celtic, 62 Scotland caps), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marina Stepanova, Russian 400m hurdler (3-time world record holder), born in St. Petersburg, Russia