March 1950 calendar

March 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1950?


  • 01 Mar 1950 USSR issues golden ruble coins.
  • 03 Mar 1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • 06 Mar 1950 Silly Putty invented
  • 07 Mar 1950 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy and P Kennedy
  • 08 Mar 1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel
  • 09 Mar 1950 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of US$64,000 in New York City, New York.
  • 12 Mar 1950 Pope Pius XII encyclical On combating atheistic propaganda
  • 13 Mar 1950 General Motors reports 1949 net earnings of US$656,434,232 (record).
  • 14 Mar 1950 American FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins.
  • 15 Mar 1950 Consul opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 16 Mar 1950 1st annual National Book Awards
  • 17 Mar 1950 Belgian government of Eyskens resigns.
  • 18 Mar 1950 Touch & Go closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 19 Mar 1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley 69-61 to win the NIT championship.
  • 20 Mar 1950 The Polish government decides to confiscate the property of the Polish Catholic Church.
  • 22 Mar 1950 Egypt demands that Britain remove all its troops in the Suez Canal.
  • 23 Mar 1950 Great to Be Alive opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 24 Mar 1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship.
  • 27 Mar 1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Mar 1950 Phototransistor invention announced, in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.
  • 08 Mar 1950 The iconic Volkswagen Type 2 "Bus" begins production.
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Music charts

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

  1. - My Foolish Heart
  2. - Music! Music! Music!
  3. - Dearie
  4. - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  5. - The Third Man Theme


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1950?

Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential


Chicago is known as the "hurly-burly", rough-and tumble, guns-and girls, front-page city of the U.S. This is an uncensored, uncensored and shocking account of this fascinating, fast-paced, fascinating city.

A Rage To Live by John O'Hara

A Rage To Live


A Rage to Live was a huge success when it first appeared in 1949. It is a social chronicle that covers large areas of America, set against Fort Penn, Pennsylvania (a city with a lot of history).

The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

The Man With The Golden Arm


The Man with the Golden Arm is a novel of rare genius. It describes the death of Frankie Machine, a WWII veteran who dealt cards. He was caught doing his own slow cutting.

Modern Arms And Free Men by Vannevar Bush

Modern Arms And Free Men


The "world's most distinguished scientist in the field armaments" answers questions regarding America and future threats from technological advances in atomic fuel and manufactured disease in its hands

A Long Day'S Dying by Frederick Buechner

A Long Day'S Dying


This is a study in the nuances of character, atmosphere, and style. It is carefully oriented and beautifully drawn. Frederick Buechner is the author of this novel.