December 1950 calendar

December 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1950?


  • 03 Dec 1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
  • 05 Dec 1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
  • 06 Dec 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • 10 Dec 1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • 11 Dec 1950 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • 12 Dec 1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB).
  • 13 Dec 1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial.
  • 14 Dec 1950 Bless You All opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 15 Dec 1950 Ezzard Charles knocks out Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title.
  • 16 Dec 1950 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism".
  • 17 Dec 1950 The F-86 Sabre's first mission over Korea.
  • 19 Dec 1950 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
  • 20 Dec 1950 Harvey, starring James Stewart, premieres in New York
  • 21 Dec 1950 Out of This World opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances
  • 22 Dec 1950 Two self-propelled trains of Long Island, New York, railroad collide, killing 77.
  • 24 Dec 1950 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
  • 25 Dec 1950 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
  • 26 Dec 1950 Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series advertising rights (US$6 million for six years).
  • 28 Dec 1950 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel into South Korea.
  • 30 Dec 1950 Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia become Independent states in French Union.
  • 31 Dec 1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1950?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  3. - Christmas In Killarney


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1950?
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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.

Nuts In May by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Nuts In May


Black-and-white illustrations. Most of book was originally published in New Yorker Magazine.

Rainbow In The Royals by Garland Roark

Rainbow In The Royals


Captain James Quick had purpose and will and daring; his brother, Captain Bill, had wild energy and a devil-may-care recklessness. Both were experienced seamen, and both were in love with beautiful

Belles On Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Belles On Their Toes


Life is very different now in the rambling Gilbreth house.When the youngest was two and the oldest eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over his business.

The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford

The Little Princesses


he touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond.