Historical Events on May 1, 1950

About May 1, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 19 days

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