November 1950 calendar

November 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1950?


  • 01 Nov 1950 Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
  • 02 Nov 1950 Barrier opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 04 Nov 1950 Barrier closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Nov 1950 Philippines President Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 06 Nov 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP / GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 07 Nov 1950 French women and children leaves Hanoi / Tonkin-delta
  • 08 Nov 1950 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • 09 Nov 1950 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 10 Nov 1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • 11 Nov 1950 The Mattachine Society is founded in Los Angeles as the first gay-liberation organization.
  • 12 Nov 1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giants rushing record (218 yards) against Chicago Cardinals.
  • 13 Nov 1950 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 15 Nov 1950 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
  • 16 Nov 1950 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 18 Nov 1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
  • 19 Nov 1950 US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.
  • 20 Nov 1950 T. S. Eliot speaks against television in the UK.
  • 22 Nov 1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 24 Nov 1950 Guys & Dolls opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • 25 Nov 1950 Tickets, Please closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 26 Nov 1950 China enters Korean conflict, sending troops across Yalu River.
  • 27 Nov 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 29 Nov 1950 Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 30 Nov 1950 US President Truman threatens China with atom bomb
  • 05 Nov 1950 Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
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Music charts

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

  1. - One Finger Melody
  2. - To Think You've Chosen Me
  3. - Harbor Lights
  4. - The Tennessee Waltz
  5. - Oh, Babe!


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1950?

Nuts In May by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Nuts In May


Black-and-white illustrations. The majority of the book was published originally in New Yorker Magazine.

The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

The Little World Of Don Camillo


Hear is a joyful book that's inspired by a vibrant faith in men of goodness and God's infinite patience for his creatures. Text is clear, bright, and free of marks.

Son Of A Hundred Kings by Thomas B. Costain

Son Of A Hundred Kings


Ludar Prentice is a young boy who travels to Canada with his father to live with him. He dies shortly after arriving. Ludar is now in the care of a couple after he was taken in by them.

The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet

The Mature Mind


This book was first published in 1949. It is still highly regarded and frequently cited as one of their best ever books.

The Lady'S Not For Burning by Christopher Fry

The Lady'S Not For Burning


"A three-act romantic comedy, written in verse. It is set in Middle Ages. It reflects the world's exhaustion and despair’ after World War II. The soldier in it is a war-weary soldier.