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 (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 footballer
  • Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)