June 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 4 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • Jun 5 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • Jun 6 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • Jun 6 Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
  • Jun 8 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Jun 8 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • Jun 10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • Jun 13 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • Jun 15 Dutch police seize condoms
  • Jun 17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Jun 17 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
  • Jun 20 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • Jun 23 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
  • Jun 23 Swiss parliament refuses voting rights for women
  • Jun 24 French government led by prime Minister Georges Bidault resigns
  • Jun 24 NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
  • Jun 25 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • Jun 26 President Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence

Event of Interest

Jun 27 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

  • Jun 27 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • Jun 27 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
  • Jun 28 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War

Event of Interest

Jun 30 US General MacArthur visits front in South Korea, asks for US troops

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Annemarie Jorritsma, Dutch politician and Parliamentary leader in the Senate (2015-), born in Hengelo, Netherlands
  • Jun 1 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • Jun 5 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, born in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 14 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Jun 15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist (ArcelorMittal), born in Sudulpur, India
  • Jun 21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet (Autobiography of Red), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 24 Léon Frissen, Dutch Queen's Commissioner of the province of Limburg (CDA)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes Lackey, American sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), born in Safonovo, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Jun 28 Mauricio Rojas, Chilean-Swedish politician and political economist, born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jun 30 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), born in Muzaffarnagar, India (d. 2013)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 14 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

Robert F. Kennedy & Ethel Kennedy

Jun 17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Skakel (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Stanislas Bizot, French draughts champion (1925), dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, dies at 98
  • Jun 27 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged