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 (Organic Act)
  • 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 (88,885)
  • 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 (10:50)
  • 23 Aug 1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
  • 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 (4-1)
  • 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

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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?
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Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Summer Stock

Summer Stock

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven

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Union Station

Union Station

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger

Born to Be Bad

Born to Be Bad

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

Release year: 1950

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden


Which were the most popular books released in August 1950?
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The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal


On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

The Plymouth Adventure by Ernest Gebler

The Plymouth Adventure


The story of the Pilgrims' progress

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem


Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

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

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer


Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.