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
  • 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 CBS's field-sequential color system for television 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
  • 07 Oct 1950 Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1950?

The Story Of Ernie Pyle by Lee G. Miller

The Story Of Ernie Pyle


Clean book, no jacket

Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential


Chicago is known as the "hurly-burly", rough-and tumble, guns-and girls, front-page city of the U.S. This is an uncensored, uncensored and shocking account of this fascinating, fast-paced, fascinating city.

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer


This book contains sound and sane advice that will make your mature years more enjoyable and healthier.

Reprisal by Arthur Gordon



New York publishes Fiction

The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford

The Little Princesses


This touching and groundbreaking account of Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth's childhood with their nanny is a moving and heart-warming one. It includes a foreword from Jennie Bond, former BBC Royal Correspondent.