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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1950?


Events

  • 01 May 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)
  • 02 May 1950 Carlo Terrons Giuditta, premieres in Milan
  • 05 May 1950 Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
  • 06 May 1950 Great to Be Alive closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 08 May 1950 China's Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons.
  • 09 May 1950 French Foreign minister Robert Schuman announces the Schuman Plan for European integration.
  • 10 May 1950 1st Neth-US telex sent
  • 11 May 1950 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die.
  • 12 May 1950 Darius Milhauds opera Bolivar, premieres in Paris
  • 13 May 1950 The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 14 May 1950 Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
  • 17 May 1950 Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
  • 18 May 1950 Liar opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 19 May 1950 New York Times reports of worlds smallest and dumbest mechanical brain
  • 20 May 1950 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2.
  • 21 May 1950 Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia.
  • 22 May 1950 Dutch Poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
  • 24 May 1950 Maritime Administration (under Department of Commerce).
  • 25 May 1950 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City, New York.
  • 27 May 1950 Arms & the Girl closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 30 May 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open.
  • 31 May 1950 Due to rain, Indianapolis 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Hoop-Dee-Doo
  2. - Roses
  3. - Bewitched
  4. - I Wanna Be Loved
  5. - Bewitched

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Books

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

American Freedom And Catholic Power

By:

Mild tanning to spine and pages. Otherwise clean, sturdy copy.

Mary by Sholem Asch

Mary

By:

Mary

Seeds Of Treason by Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds Of Treason

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Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet

The Mature Mind

By:

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

Shakespeare Of London by Marchette Chute

Shakespeare Of London

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