April 1950 calendar

April 1950

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1950.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1950: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1950?


  • 02 Apr 1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Apr 1950 Dirk Stikker becomes Chairman of OES
  • 06 Apr 1950 John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Dean Acheson.
  • 08 Apr 1950 Miss Liberty closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 09 Apr 1950 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win.
  • 11 Apr 1950 US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia.
  • 14 Apr 1950 1st edition of British strip Eagle
  • 15 Apr 1950 Belgian King Leopold III announces that he is ready to abdicate in favor of his son Baudouin.
  • 18 Apr 1950 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • 19 Apr 1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39.
  • 20 Apr 1950 Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League.
  • 23 Apr 1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 24 Apr 1950 Peter Pan opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 25 Apr 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
  • 26 Apr 1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Maryland is run.
  • 27 Apr 1950 Tickets, Please opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 30 Apr 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1950?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Peter Cottontail
  2. - Count Every Star
  3. - Bewitched
  4. - Sentimental Me
  5. - Sentimental Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Wagon Master

Wagon Master

Release year: 1950

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

The Damned Don't Cry

The Damned Don't Cry

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith

Appointment with Danger

Appointment with Danger

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling


Which were the most popular books released in April 1950?
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The Feast by Margaret Kennedy

The Feast


The germ of the idea for The Feast - Margaret Kennedy's ninth novel and perhaps her most ingenious, first published in 1950 - came to the author in 1937 when she and a social gathering of literary friends were discussing …

I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin

I Leap Over The Wall


First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

The Horse'S Mouth by Joyce Cary

The Horse'S Mouth


The Horse's Mouth, the third and most celebrated volume of Joyce Cary's First Trilogy, is perhaps the finest novel ever written about an artist.

The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet

The Mature Mind


First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

The Parasites


"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the