July 1950 calendar

July 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1950?


  • 01 Jul 1950 Lost in the Stars closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • 02 Jul 1950 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • 03 Jul 1950 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
  • 04 Jul 1950 Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
  • 05 Jul 1950 Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia becomes first US fatality in Korean War.
  • 06 Jul 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 07 Jul 1950 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • 08 Jul 1950 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
  • 09 Jul 1950 13.15 inches (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record).
  • 10 Jul 1950 Your Hit Parade premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
  • 11 Jul 1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
  • 12 Jul 1950 ILTF re-admits Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraw.
  • 13 Jul 1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
  • 14 Jul 1950 RE Wayne awarded first Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea.
  • 16 Jul 1950 Single day 16-team home run record set at 37 (National League-25, American League-12).
  • 17 Jul 1950 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • 19 Jul 1950 French / Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • 20 Jul 1950 Arthur Murray Party premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
  • 22 Jul 1950 Frank Worrell completes 261 vs. England at Trent Bridge
  • 24 Jul 1950 V-2 / WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • 26 Jul 1950 KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
  • 27 Jul 1950 President Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • 29 Jul 1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1950?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
  2. - Mona Lisa
  3. - Goodnight, Irene
  4. - La Vie En Rose
  5. - Tzena, Tzena, Tzena


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America

Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in July 1950?
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Sleep Till Noon by Max Shulman

Sleep Till Noon


Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

John Adams And The American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen

John Adams And The American Revolution


In this highly praised biography of the formative years of the America's second president, Mrs. Bowen portrays John Adams within the context of colonial America and examines the momentous events that

Of Men And Mountains by William O. Douglas

Of Men And Mountains


William O. Douglas was one of that rare mix of man that helped define America, a judge of the supreme court and also a lifelong outdoorsman.

The Marx Brothers by Kyle Samuel Crichton

The Marx Brothers


Stated first edition cloth. Copyright by Arthur, Chico, Groucho, Zeppo and Gummo Marx.

The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter

The Stubborn Heart


thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives