Historical Events in September 1950

  • Sep 1 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 1 West Berlin granted a constitution

Sports History

Sep 3 Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins inaugural Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in an Alfa Romeo; wins by 3 points from Juan Manuel Fangio

  • Sep 4 "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts in twelve newspapers
  • Sep 4 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • Sep 4 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • Sep 4 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis: American Art Larsen beats countryman Herb Flam 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only Grand Slam title

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 5 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart 6-3, 6-3 for her third consecutive US singles crown

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Yankees' first baseman 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, Japanese Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • Sep 19 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • Sep 19 Great Three (England, US, and France) acknowledge Bonn Government as the only German government
  • Sep 19 UN reject membership of China's People Republic

Historic Event

Sep 21 George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of the United States

Historic Event

Sep 22 Omar Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general in the United States Army

  • Sep 23 Canada's first mountain rescue by helicopter of a forestry worker from a Wells Gray Park forestry lookout

Nobel Prize

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

  • Sep 23 US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

Operation Magic Carpet

Sep 24 Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews 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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 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

Sports History

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