Historical Events 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