Historical Events in 1950 (Part 3)

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  • Oct 21 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
  • Oct 22 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

Historic Event

Oct 23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)

  • Oct 25 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life

Theater Premiere

Oct 25 Jean Anouilh's play "La Répétition ou l'Amour puni" premieres in Paris at the Théâtre Marigny

  • Oct 26 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea

Sports History

Oct 26 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

Historic Event

Oct 26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

  • Oct 26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • Oct 27 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony, "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • Oct 29 Bill Rexford in an Oldsmobile finishes 26th in the season finale at Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsboro, North Carolina to win the NASCAR Grand National Series Championship
  • Oct 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Oct 29 Detroit Lions Wally Triplett achieves a kickoff return yardage of 294 yards against the LA Rams, the second highest in a single-game in NFL history
  • Oct 30 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Historic Event

Oct 30 Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican

Sports History

Oct 31 The Big Cat, Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play a game in the NBA, scoring 6 points on debut for the Washington Capitols

  • Nov 1 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

Sports History

Nov 1 Celtics' forward Chuck Cooper becomes first African American to play in the NBA in Boston's 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons; future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuts for Celtics

Assassination Attempt

Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry Truman at Blair House in Washington D.C.; attack thwarted by White House Police, including Officer Leslie Coffelt who was killed in the line of duty [1]

Music Premiere

Nov 2 Jan Meyerowitz and Langston Hughes' musical drama "The Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

  • Nov 2 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 4 Gian-Carlo Menotti's musical drama "The Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater, NYC, after 269 performances
  • Nov 4 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambon
  • Nov 4 Jan Meyerowitz and Langston Hughes' musical drama "The Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC. after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 US troops vacate Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
  • Nov 5 Philippines president Elpidio Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • Nov 6 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 6 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • Nov 6 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • Nov 7 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 7 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8 A US aircraft shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean War, the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 10 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Jacobo Árbenz elected President of Guatemala

Nobel Prize

Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

  • Nov 12 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • Nov 13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas
  • Nov 13 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 15 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed, by Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
  • Nov 16 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • Nov 16 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • Nov 16 US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

Historic Event

Nov 18 South Korean President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

Historic Event

Nov 19 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

  • Nov 22 7,021 see Fort Wayne Pistons edge Minneapolis Lakers, 19-18 at Minneapolis Auditorium; lowest ever NBA score of 37 combined points
  • Nov 22 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills, NY
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene, opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 1200 performances, winning 5 Tony Awards
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Nov 24 US infantry division conquers Chonju Korea
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 9th title; shutout Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 25 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Nov 26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • Nov 29 National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • Nov 30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Historic Publication

Dec 2 "I Robot" collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov published by Gnome Press in the US

  • Dec 2 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 South African world bantamweight boxing champion Vic Toweel sets a record for knockdowns in a title fight against Englishman Danny Sullivan in Johannesburg; Sullivan floored 14 times in 10 rounds before fight stopped
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)

Radio Premiere

Dec 3 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

Boxing Title Fight

Dec 5 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Dec 5 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
  • Dec 6 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Ralph Bunche (1st black American) presented the Nobel Peace Prize for mediation in Israel

  • Dec 11 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract

Nobel Prize

Dec 11 British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion

Music Premiere

Dec 11 Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Clarinet premieres with Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, and Benny Goodman as soloist, at the Academy of Music

  • Dec 12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • Dec 12 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
  • Dec 13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

Film & TV History

Dec 13 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

  • Dec 14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • Dec 14 Musical "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Dec 14 UN General Assembly establishes High Commission for Refugees, goes on to win Nobel Peace Prize in 1954
  • Dec 15 NYC's Port Authority opens
  • Dec 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

Film & TV History

Dec 16 Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22

  • Dec 16 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

Historic Event

Dec 19 Chinese invasion of Tibet forces the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee

Film Premiere

Dec 20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York

Music Premiere

Dec 21 Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC; runs for 157 performances

  • Dec 22 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
  • Dec 24 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams, 30-28; Cleveland has 5 interceptions, Rams 1
  • Dec 25 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
  • Dec 26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • Dec 28 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • Dec 28 The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's 1st National Park
  • Dec 30 "Sixty Minute Man" record single released by The Dominoes (Billboard Song of the Year 1951)

#1 in the Charts

Dec 30 "Tennessee Waltz" sung by Patti Page hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart (stays for 9 weeks)

  • Dec 30 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union

Sports History

Dec 31 American thoroughbred jockeys Bill Shoemaker and Joe Culmone end the year tied, leading the nation with record 388 wins