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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Release year: 1950

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Country: United States of America

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Release year: 1950

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Country: United States of America

Das kalte Herz

Das kalte Herz

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Lutz Moik, Hanna Rucker, Paul Bildt, Paul Esser


Which were the most popular books released in December 1950?
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Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential


Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

Son Of A Hundred Kings by Thomas B. Costain

Son Of A Hundred Kings


Ludar Prentice, a young boy travels to Canada to live with his father only to find him dead. Ludar, having been bought up by a couple who took him in, is

Nuts In May by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Nuts In May


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

Behind The Flying Saucers by Frank Scully

Behind The Flying Saucers


Hardcover copy in good condition. Ex-library copy. Jacket spine and back cover present; front of cover missing./lh

Calculated Risk by Mark W. Clark

Calculated Risk


"Mark W. Clark was a major figure in World War II. He was prominent as one of the top American commanders.