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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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Movies

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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Country: United States of America

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

Release year: 1950

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Country: United States of America

Caged

Caged

Release year: 1950

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Country: United States of America

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker

Country: United States of America

Winchester '73

Winchester '73

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1950?
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The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

The Man With The Golden Arm

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A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

The Lady'S Not For Burning by Christopher Fry

The Lady'S Not For Burning

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"A romantic comedy in three acts, set in verse, it is set in the Middle Ages, it reflects the world's 'exhaustion and despair' following World War II, with a war-weary soldier

Mary by Sholem Asch

Mary

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Mary

Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential

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Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

The Bizarre Sisters by Jay Walz

The Bizarre Sisters

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369 pages of excellent text.