What Happened in September 1950

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 1 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • Sep 3 Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins inaugural FIA World Championship of Drivers by taking out the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in an Alfa Romeo; wins by 3 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • 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 4 "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts in twelve newspapers
  • Sep 4 NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth
  • Sep 5 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • Sep 5 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Sep 5 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 7 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • Sep 9 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • Sep 9 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances
  • Sep 9 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • Sep 9 Mass arrests of communists in France

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Sep 10 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Sep 11 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • Sep 11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • Sep 11 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
  • 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 For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 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 Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
  • Sep 16 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • Sep 17 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
  • 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

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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 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Sep 23 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph Bunche for mediation in Israel - 1st African American winner

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 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" sees all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • Sep 26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • Sep 26 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • Sep 26 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

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Sep 27 Heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 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 broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • Sep 30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • Sep 2 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • Sep 3 Aaron Smith, American rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 3 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • Sep 4 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • Sep 4 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 5 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 5 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 5 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • Sep 6 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 7 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician (R-HoR: 1999-present), born in Burley, Idaho
  • Sep 8 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017- ), born in Pullman, Washington
  • Sep 9 John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • Sep 10 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • Sep 10 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • Sep 11 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Sep 12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian Formula One designer and engineer, born in Graz, Austria
  • Sep 13 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician (8th Prime Minister of Poland), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 13 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver, born in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan
  • Sep 14 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Sep 16 David Bellamy, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • Sep 16 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • Sep 17 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)

Person of interestNarendra Modi

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 [Gun Christina Heister], Swedish politician, born in Östhammar, Uppsala
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India

Person of interestDarryl Sittler

Sep 18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • Sep 19 Rudy Ramos, American actor (Wind-High Chaparral), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Sep 20 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 20 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy

Person of interestBill Murray

Sep 21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • Sep 21 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • Sep 22 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 24 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • Sep 24 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • Sep 27 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • Sep 28 John Sayles, actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • Sep 28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • Sep 28 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • Sep 30 Renato Zero, Italian musician

Famous Weddings


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

Famous Deaths

  • 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 11 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • Sep 13 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
  • Sep 15 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68
  • Sep 21 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 23 Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
  • Sep 29 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, dies at 69