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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1950?


Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Country: United States of America

Night and the City

Night and the City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Country: United States of America

Harvey

Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

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

Country: United States of America