October 1950 calendar

October 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1950?


  • 01 Oct 1950 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), New York 6, Cleveland 0
  • 02 Oct 1950 Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
  • 03 Oct 1950 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • 04 Oct 1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
  • 05 Oct 1950 Pardon Our French opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 07 Oct 1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
  • 08 Oct 1950 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • 09 Oct 1950 Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
  • 11 Oct 1950 Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • 12 Oct 1950 Call Me Madam opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • 19 Oct 1950 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • 20 Oct 1950 Australia passes the Communist Party Dissolution Act, which is later struck down by the High Court.
  • 21 Oct 1950 Death penality abolished in Belgium
  • 25 Oct 1950 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • 26 Oct 1950 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
  • 28 Oct 1950 Torcida Split is founded.
  • 29 Oct 1950 British Minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
  • 30 Oct 1950 The Jayuya Uprising is started by Puerto Rican Nationalists against the United States.
  • 31 Oct 1950 Collazo and Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, DC

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vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Harbor Lights
  2. - Patricia
  3. - Orange Colored Sky
  4. - Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A.
  5. - Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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All About Eve

All About Eve

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1950

Directed by: Alberto Gout

Starring: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Andrea Palma, Rubén Rojo

Woman on the Run

Woman on the Run

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen


Which were the most popular books released in October 1950?
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Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald

Anybody Can Do Anything


You know how sometimes friendship blossoms in the Þrst few moments of meeting? “Something clicked,” we say. Well, that’s what discovering Betty MacDonald was like for me: I happened to read

Springtime In Paris by Elliot H. Paul

Springtime In Paris


Springtime in Paris is 'the warm, tender and entertaining account of a people revisited and rediscovered - the same humor that ten years before had captivated readers with "The Last Time

Reprisal by Arthur Gordon



New York published Fiction

The Legacy by Nevil Shute

The Legacy


Spine has wear with a tear on the bottom edge and slight spine creasing. Inside front page has a running man stamp.

White Witch Doctor by Louise A. Stinetorf

White Witch Doctor


Ellen Burton had come to the Congo as a medical missionary, with little knowledge of theology or medicine-armed only with a sense of humor, an uncanny knack for praying with a