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
  • 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.
  • 21 Apr 1950 The Nainital wedding massacre occurs, killing 22 members of the Harijan castle.[5][6][7]
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1950?

The Horse'S Mouth by Joyce Cary

The Horse'S Mouth


The Horse's Mouth is the third and most famous volume in Joyce Cary's First Trilogy. It's perhaps the best novel about an artist ever written.

This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt

This I Remember


Harper & Brothers, 1949. There is no edition. Blue cloth hardcover. There are small tears at the spine. Inside cover: Previous owner signature and stamp.

White Collar Zoo by Clare Barnes

White Collar Zoo


Here are some familiar office specimens, including the Chairman of Board and the Boss's Wife. They were captured with deadly hilarity.

The Pink House by Nelia Gardner White

The Pink House


Norah Holme is a seven-year-old disabled girl who is orphaned by her aunt Rose and sent to live with her aunt Rose in a strangely complex household.

Shakespeare Of London by Marchette Chute

Shakespeare Of London