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.

Famous Birthday

  • American musician, a member of a popular brother-sister singing team "The Carpenters," who sold millions of hit records in the early '70s.

  • William Hurt

    American actor.

  • American actor.

  • French journalist, woman of letters, editor and producer.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

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?
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Stars in My Crown

Stars in My Crown

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Les Enfants Terribles

Les Enfants Terribles

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard

Country: United States of America

House by the River

House by the River

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Side Street

Side Street

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly

The Damned Don't Cry

The Damned Don't Cry

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith


Which were the most popular books released in March 1950?
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American Freedom And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard

American Freedom And Catholic Power


Mild tanning to spines and pages. Otherwise, it is a clean, solid copy.

Decision In Germany by Lucius Du Bignon Clay

Decision In Germany


Germany: Decision

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 Road Ahead by John T. Flynn

The Road Ahead



The Beckoning Door by Mabel Seeley

The Beckoning Door


The Beckoning Door is about Cathy Kingman. She's quiet enough to talk, but she's deeply in revolt at the circumstances that kept her in Long Meadow, a small Midwest town.