September 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 1 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • 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 7 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • Sep 9 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • Sep 9 Mass arrests of communists in France
  • Sep 11 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • Sep 11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton, Ohio
  • 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 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 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • 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 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • Sep 30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 5 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • Sep 6 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 8 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017-2019), born in Pullman, Washington
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician (Rep-(R)-Idaho 1999-), born in Burley, Idaho
  • Sep 13 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician (8th Prime Minister of Poland), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 14 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Sep 17 Chris Heister [Gun Christina Heister], Swedish politician, born in Östhammar, Uppsala
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Anthony, South Africa, conservationist and author, born in Johannesburg (d. 2012)

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi (72 years old)

Sep 17 Indian politician (15th Prime Minister of India), born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

  • Sep 18 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • Sep 19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • Sep 20 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 21 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • Sep 28 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Weddings in History

Lee Kuan Yew

Sep 30 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • Sep 11 Jan Smuts, South African politician and military leader (co-found British RAF, Prime Minister of South African PM 1919-24, 1939-48), dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 29 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, dies at 69