January 1950 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1950: find out below
Which were the important events of January 1950?
- 01 Jan 1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
- 05 Jan 1950 U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of organized crime in the U.S.
- 06 Jan 1950 Happy as Larry opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
- 07 Jan 1950 Happy as Larry closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
- 09 Jan 1950 The Israeli government recognizes the People's Republic of China.
- 11 Jan 1950 Huk guerrillas manhandle the town of Hermosa, Bataan in the Philippines.
- 12 Jan 1950 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die.
- 13 Jan 1950 Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
- 14 Jan 1950 As the Girls Go closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
- 15 Jan 1950 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC.
- 16 Jan 1950 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel.
- 17 Jan 1950 Alive & Kicking opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
- 20 Jan 1950 Dance Me a Song opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
- 21 Jan 1950 Lend an Ear closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
- 22 Jan 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
- 23 Jan 1950 The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
- 24 Jan 1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract (US$35,000) in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
- 26 Jan 1950 The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
- 27 Jan 1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
- 28 Jan 1950 Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
- 29 Jan 1950 Lord Balfour criticizes the fact that rationing is still in force in Britain.
- 30 Jan 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
- 31 Jan 1950 US President Harry Truman reveals that he ordered the Atomic Energy Commission to develop the hydrogen bomb.
French actor, one of France's most versatile, he has made over 75 films as of 2009 and is still turning in strong performances.
Soap Opera Actress.
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British novelist and essayist who won his greatest success in 1946 with his amusing and witty anti-communist satire, "Animal Farm," and in...
French film actress who was a star of French cinema on the eve of World War II.
Writer, dies at 77.
Composer, dies at 44.
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