August 1950 calendar

August 1950

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1950: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1950?


  • 01 Aug 1950 Guam adopts constitution
  • 05 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
  • 06 Aug 1950 Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.
  • 07 Aug 1950 Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
  • 08 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1950 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
  • 11 Aug 1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7
  • 12 Aug 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • 13 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 15 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 16 Aug 1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 17 Aug 1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 19 Aug 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch).
  • 22 Aug 1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel
  • 23 Aug 1950 Jack Holden wins marathon
  • 24 Aug 1950 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
  • 25 Aug 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title.
  • 26 Aug 1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York
  • 27 Aug 1950 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • 31 Aug 1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs and a single in a game vs. Braves
  • 01 Aug 1950 Guam is organized as an unincorporated territory of the United States as the President Harry S. Truman signs the Guam Organic Act.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Goodnight Irene
  2. - Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)
  3. - Goodnight, Irene
  4. - I'll Never Be Free
  5. - No Other Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1950?

I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin

I Leap Over The Wall


This memoir by Monica Baldwin, a woman who spent nearly three decades in a convent and her adjustment to the modern world was first published in 1949.

Seeds Of Treason by Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds Of Treason


Seeds of Treason: The True Story of Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot

The Cocktail Party


Modern verse play about searching for meaning. A psychiatrist is the catalyst. "An authentic modern masterpiece" (New York Post).

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master


"Mr. You are permitted to read a few sermons by Dr. Marshall in 'Mr. Most people, especially teenagers, don't know what a book is.

John Adams And The American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen

John Adams And The American Revolution


This highly-acclaimed biography about the formative years and America's second president is written by Mrs. Bowen. She places John Adams in the context colonial America, and examines the significant events that followed.