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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14 Jul 1950 Korean War: beginning of the Battle of Taejon.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1950?

The Marx Brothers by Kyle Samuel Crichton

The Marx Brothers


Original edition cloth. Copyright by Arthur.

Captain Sam Grant by Lloyd Lewis

Captain Sam Grant


This is Ulysses S. Grant's account of his youth and young adulthood, originally published in 1950.

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem


Review of the colorful lives, divergent personalities, and literary friendships that the three Salem sisters have shared

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot

The Cocktail Party


Modern verse play about searching for meaning. A psychiatrist is the catalyst. "An authentic modern masterpiece" (New York Post).

The Art Of Real Happiness by Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton

The Art Of Real Happiness


Do you want to learn how to make your life happy? Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton, an outstanding psychiatrist, share their wisdom and years of experience in this empowering and