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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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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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in October 1950?
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Reprisal by Arthur Gordon



New York published Fiction

Roosevelt In Retrospect by John Gunther

Roosevelt In Retrospect


The master of collecting, assessing and redistributing information has turned his reportorial gifts to the personality and career of a figure who is already part of history.

The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

The Little World Of Don Camillo


Hear is a happy book inspired by a lively faith in men of good will and God's infinite patience with his creatures. Text is clean, bright and mark free.

Lift Up Your Heart by Fulton J. Sheen

Lift Up Your Heart


Blue cloth hardback

Across The River And Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway

Across The River And Into The Trees


HEMINGWAY'S POIGNANT TALE OF A LOVE FOUND TOO LATE Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story