1950: On This Year


1950 (MCML in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1950 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1950 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1950, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1950, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1950, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1950, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1950.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1950 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1950 known for ?

  • The British Prime Minister as of 1950, Winston Churchill, said that America sat on the summit of the world.
  • George Lewis was the prominent artist in the revived popularity of the traditional forms of Jazz. This year also saw the emergence of internationally acclaimed rock and roll.
  • On 17 January, a gang of eleven thieves stole more than $2 million. The theft took place at the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston. Anthony Pino nicknamed Fats was the mastermind of the robbery, and he recruited ten other men to pull off the crime. The plan was one of a kind as Pino’s men infiltrated the car depot and made away with the plans for the motor vehicle depot’s alarm system. The gang of 11 thieves filled 14 bags with cash, coins, money orders and checks. The crime was almost perfect, as their arrest came six years later before the statutes of limitations of the theft expired.
  • The Korean War rudely interrupted the joy of world peace after the end of the Second World War. The Communist-backed North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25. Under the guidance of the United Nations, the United States of America came to the defense of South Korea. The war raged for three years, and it was bloody and frustrating. The Soviets had helped the North establish a communist regime while the United States of America had given the South military and financial support.
  • In a rather sad turn of events, a train fell off the bridge in Brazil on April 6. 110 people died in the accident that happened in Tangua. Torrential rains had undermined the foundation of the bridge, and the lack of a warning system was absent to stop the train.
  • At the end of the World War II, most people were eager to have children with the prospect of a better future being imminent. This led to the baby boom, which resulted in the suburban growth.

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1950: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1950, during the 23rd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 29/03/1951 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1950:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to All about Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Joseph Mankiewicz, for the movie All About Eve, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to José Ferrer, for the movie Cyrano de Bergerac, starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Judy Holliday, for the movie Born Yesterday, starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to George Sanders, for the movie All About Eve, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1950?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Josephine Hull, for the movie Harvey, starring James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne produced in the United States of America.
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1950: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

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In 1950, The American fighting-man was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Representing U.S. troops involved in the Korean War (1950–1953).

1950: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1950 were:

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 Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

The Parasites


"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier's instinct is so strong that every woman wants to read her." Celia, Niall, and Maria grew up in the

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot

The Cocktail Party


Modern verse play about searching for meaning. A psychiatrist is the catalyst. "An authentic modern masterpiece" (New York Post).

I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin

I Leap Over The Wall


This memoir by Monica Baldwin, a woman who spent nearly three decades in a convent and her adjustment to the modern world was first published in 1949.

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem


Review of the colorful lives, divergent personalities, and literary friendships that the three Salem sisters have shared

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

1950: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1950?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1950 was the Year of the Tiger.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Tiger sign.

Nobel Prize

1950: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1950: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Tadeus Reichstein
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1950: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1950 were James, Robert and John for boys and Linda, Mary and Patricia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1950: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1950 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • Michael
  • David
  • William
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Gary

1950: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1950 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Linda
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Barbara
  • Susan
  • Nancy
  • Deborah
  • Sandra
  • Carol
  • Kathleen

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1950: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1950, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Goodnight, Irene by Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)

1950: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1950 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Goodnight, Irene by Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
  2. The Third Man Theme by Anton Karas
  3. The Third Man Theme by Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  4. If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton
  5. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy by Red Foley
  6. All My Love (Bolero) by Patti Page
  7. The Thing by Phil Harris
  8. Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  9. (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! by Teresa Brewer
  10. The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page

1950: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1950 were:

You Bet Your Life

Release year: 1950

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

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

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

Night and the City

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1950?

Here's what happened in 1950:

  • Jan 1, 1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
  • Jan 5, 1950: U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of organized crime in the U.S.
  • Jan 6, 1950: Happy as Larry opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 7, 1950: Happy as Larry closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 9, 1950: The Israeli government recognizes the People's Republic of China.
  • Jan 11, 1950: Huk guerrillas manhandle the town of Hermosa, Bataan in the Philippines.
  • Jan 12, 1950: Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die.
  • Jan 13, 1950: Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
  • Jan 14, 1950: As the Girls Go closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • Jan 15, 1950: 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC.
  • Jan 16, 1950: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel.
  • Jan 17, 1950: Alive & Kicking opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Jan 20, 1950: Dance Me a Song opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • Jan 21, 1950: Lend an Ear closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Jan 22, 1950: Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • Jan 23, 1950: The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
  • Jan 24, 1950: Jackie Robinson signs highest contract (US$35,000) in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
  • Jan 26, 1950: The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
  • Jan 27, 1950: 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
  • Jan 28, 1950: Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
  • Jan 29, 1950: Lord Balfour criticizes the fact that rationing is still in force in Britain.
  • Jan 30, 1950: Robert Montgomery Presents dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 31, 1950: US President Harry Truman reveals that he ordered the Atomic Energy Commission to develop the hydrogen bomb.
  • Feb 1, 1950: Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland.
  • Feb 2, 1950: Arms & the Girl opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Feb 3, 1950: American Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges.
  • Feb 4, 1950: Ingrid Bergman's illegitimate child arouses ire in the U.S.
  • Feb 6, 1950: First Cabinet Secretary N.R.Pillai appointed in India.
  • Feb 7, 1950: Georges Bidault forms French government.
  • Feb 8, 1950: Payment first made by Diners Club card, in New York, first use of a charge card.
  • Feb 9, 1950: Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists
  • Feb 12, 1950: US Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees.
  • Feb 14, 1950: USSR and China sign peace treaty.
  • Feb 15, 1950: KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 17, 1950: 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York.
  • Feb 18, 1950: Dance Me a Song closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • Feb 19, 1950: Konrad Adenauer tries unsuccessfully to negotiate with East Germany to begin unification.
  • Feb 20, 1950: Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • Feb 21, 1950: WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 22, 1950: Brockway and Weinstock publish Men of Music
  • Feb 23, 1950: United Kingdom general election, 1950 : The Labour Party, led by Clement Attlee remains in office but the Tories, led by Winston Churchill increase their seats in the House of Commons.
  • Feb 24, 1950: Labour wins British parliamentary election.
  • Feb 25, 1950: Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
  • Feb 27, 1950: General Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China.
  • Feb 28, 1950: Alive & Kicking closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Mar 1, 1950: USSR issues golden ruble coins.
  • Mar 3, 1950: 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • Mar 6, 1950: Silly Putty invented
  • Mar 7, 1950: Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy and P Kennedy
  • Mar 8, 1950: 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel
  • Mar 9, 1950: Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of US$64,000 in New York City, New York.
  • Mar 12, 1950: Pope Pius XII encyclical On combating atheistic propaganda
  • Mar 13, 1950: General Motors reports 1949 net earnings of US$656,434,232 (record).
  • Mar 14, 1950: American FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins.
  • Mar 15, 1950: Consul opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • Mar 16, 1950: 1st annual National Book Awards
  • Mar 17, 1950: Belgian government of Eyskens resigns.
  • Mar 18, 1950: Touch & Go closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Mar 19, 1950: City College of New York defeats Bradley 69-61 to win the NIT championship.
  • Mar 20, 1950: The Polish government decides to confiscate the property of the Polish Catholic Church.
  • Mar 22, 1950: Egypt demands that Britain remove all its troops in the Suez Canal.
  • Mar 23, 1950: Great to Be Alive opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Mar 24, 1950: Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship.
  • Mar 27, 1950: WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30, 1950: Phototransistor invention announced, in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.
  • Apr 2, 1950: WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 4, 1950: Dirk Stikker becomes Chairman of OES
  • Apr 6, 1950: John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Dean Acheson.
  • Apr 8, 1950: Miss Liberty closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Apr 9, 1950: 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win.
  • Apr 11, 1950: US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia.
  • Apr 14, 1950: 1st edition of British strip Eagle
  • Apr 15, 1950: Belgian King Leopold III announces that he is ready to abdicate in favor of his son Baudouin.
  • Apr 18, 1950: 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • Apr 19, 1950: 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39.
  • Apr 20, 1950: Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League.
  • Apr 23, 1950: 1st major league day game completed under lights
  • Apr 24, 1950: Peter Pan opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 25, 1950: Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
  • Apr 26, 1950: Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Maryland is run.
  • Apr 27, 1950: Tickets, Please opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Apr 30, 1950: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane.
  • May 1, 1950: Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize
  • May 2, 1950: Carlo Terrons Giuditta, premieres in Milan
  • May 5, 1950: Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
  • May 6, 1950: Great to Be Alive closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • May 8, 1950: China's Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons.
  • May 9, 1950: French Foreign minister Robert Schuman announces the Schuman Plan for European integration.
  • May 10, 1950: 1st Neth-US telex sent
  • May 11, 1950: Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die.
  • May 12, 1950: Darius Milhauds opera Bolivar, premieres in Paris
  • May 13, 1950: The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • May 14, 1950: Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
  • May 17, 1950: Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
  • May 18, 1950: Liar opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 19, 1950: New York Times reports of worlds smallest and dumbest mechanical brain
  • May 20, 1950: 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2.
  • May 21, 1950: Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia.
  • May 22, 1950: Dutch Poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
  • May 24, 1950: Maritime Administration (under Department of Commerce).
  • May 25, 1950: Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City, New York.
  • May 27, 1950: Arms & the Girl closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • May 30, 1950: Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open.
  • May 31, 1950: Due to rain, Indianapolis 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins.
  • Jun 1, 1950: WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 2, 1950: St. Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs. Washingston Senators
  • Jun 3, 1950: French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 4, 1950: CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • Jun 5, 1950: US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.
  • Jun 6, 1950: German DR and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • Jun 8, 1950: Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4
  • Jun 10, 1950: 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11, 1950: Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
  • Jun 12, 1950: 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • Jun 13, 1950: South African parliament accept Groups Area Act
  • Jun 15, 1950: Dutch police seize condoms
  • Jun 17, 1950: 1st kidney transplant
  • Jun 20, 1950: Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • Jun 21, 1950: Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • Jun 23, 1950: Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
  • Jun 24, 1950: French government-Bidault resigns
  • Jun 25, 1950: Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • Jun 26, 1950: The South African Parliament passes the Suppression of Communism Act, No. 44 of 1950.
  • Jun 27, 1950: Liar closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 28, 1950: Korean War: North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • Jun 29, 1950: US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game
  • Jun 30, 1950: US General MacArthur visits front in South Korea / asks for US troops
  • Jul 1, 1950: Lost in the Stars closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • Jul 2, 1950: Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • Jul 3, 1950: Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base
  • Jul 4, 1950: Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
  • Jul 5, 1950: Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia becomes first US fatality in Korean War.
  • Jul 6, 1950: German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • Jul 7, 1950: 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • Jul 8, 1950: 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska
  • Jul 9, 1950: 13.15 inches (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record).
  • Jul 10, 1950: Your Hit Parade premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
  • Jul 11, 1950: 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
  • Jul 12, 1950: ILTF re-admits Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraw.
  • Jul 13, 1950: Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
  • Jul 14, 1950: RE Wayne awarded first Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea.
  • Jul 16, 1950: Single day 16-team home run record set at 37 (National League-25, American League-12).
  • Jul 17, 1950: Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • Jul 19, 1950: French / Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • Jul 20, 1950: Arthur Murray Party premieres on ABC TV
  • Jul 22, 1950: Frank Worrell completes 261 vs. England at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 24, 1950: V-2 / WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • Jul 26, 1950: KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
  • Jul 27, 1950: President Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • Jul 29, 1950: Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
  • Aug 1, 1950: Guam adopts constitution
  • Aug 5, 1950: Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
  • Aug 6, 1950: Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.
  • Aug 7, 1950: Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
  • Aug 8, 1950: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Aug 9, 1950: Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
  • Aug 11, 1950: 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7
  • Aug 12, 1950: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • Aug 13, 1950: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 15, 1950: Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 16, 1950: West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • Aug 17, 1950: Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • Aug 19, 1950: ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch).
  • Aug 22, 1950: Abdel Rehim swims English Channel
  • Aug 23, 1950: Jack Holden wins marathon
  • Aug 24, 1950: 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
  • Aug 25, 1950: Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title.
  • Aug 26, 1950: 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York
  • Aug 27, 1950: 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • Aug 31, 1950: Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs and a single in a game vs. Braves
  • Sep 1, 1950: 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 3, 1950: ''Nino'' Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
  • Sep 4, 1950: D McI Hodgson of St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • Sep 5, 1950: 64th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart
  • Sep 7, 1950: Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • Sep 8, 1950: The Defense Production Act is enacted into law in the U.S., shaping American military contracting for the next 60 years.
  • Sep 9, 1950: Massive arrests of communists in France
  • Sep 10, 1950: Joe DiMaggio becomes first to hit three home runs in a game at Griffith Stadium.
  • Sep 11, 1950: Beetle Bailey comic strip debuts
  • Sep 12, 1950: Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • Sep 14, 1950: Western allies rearm West Germany
  • Sep 15, 1950: East German Premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • Sep 16, 1950: Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • Sep 17, 1950: San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play first NFL game, lose 21-17.
  • Sep 18, 1950: Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • Sep 19, 1950: European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • Sep 20, 1950: In Murray, Kentucky, USA, several buildings are struck by falling meteorites.
  • Sep 22, 1950: Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche
  • Sep 23, 1950: Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
  • Sep 24, 1950: Operation Magic Carpet - 45,000 Jews from Yemen move to Israel.
  • Sep 26, 1950: Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
  • Sep 27, 1950: Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • Sep 28, 1950: Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • Sep 29, 1950: Tin Pan Alley TV, last airs on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30, 1950: WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1, 1950: Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), New York 6, Cleveland 0
  • Oct 2, 1950: Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
  • Oct 3, 1950: 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV
  • Oct 4, 1950: French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
  • Oct 5, 1950: Pardon Our French opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • Oct 7, 1950: Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
  • Oct 8, 1950: 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 9, 1950: Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
  • Oct 11, 1950: CBS's field-sequential color system for television is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • Oct 12, 1950: Call Me Madam opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • Oct 19, 1950: Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • Oct 20, 1950: Australia passes the Communist Party Dissolution Act, which is later struck down by the High Court.
  • Oct 21, 1950: Death penality abolished in Belgium
  • Oct 25, 1950: Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • Oct 26, 1950: 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
  • Oct 28, 1950: Torcida Split is founded.
  • Oct 29, 1950: British Minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 30, 1950: The Jayuya Uprising is started by Puerto Rican Nationalists against the United States.
  • Oct 31, 1950: Collazo and Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, DC
  • Nov 1, 1950: Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
  • Nov 2, 1950: Barrier opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 4, 1950: Barrier closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 5, 1950: Philippines President Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • Nov 6, 1950: Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP / GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 7, 1950: French women and children leaves Hanoi / Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8, 1950: 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Nov 9, 1950: Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 10, 1950: After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 11, 1950: The Mattachine Society is founded in Los Angeles as the first gay-liberation organization.
  • Nov 12, 1950: Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giants rushing record (218 yards) against Chicago Cardinals.
  • Nov 13, 1950: US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 15, 1950: 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
  • Nov 16, 1950: Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • Nov 18, 1950: South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
  • Nov 19, 1950: US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.
  • Nov 20, 1950: T. S. Eliot speaks against television in the UK.
  • Nov 22, 1950: 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 24, 1950: Guys & Dolls opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 25, 1950: Tickets, Please closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 26, 1950: China enters Korean conflict, sending troops across Yalu River.
  • Nov 27, 1950: Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 29, 1950: Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • Nov 30, 1950: US President Truman threatens China with atom bomb
  • Dec 3, 1950: Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
  • Dec 5, 1950: Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
  • Dec 6, 1950: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • Dec 10, 1950: Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 11, 1950: Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • Dec 12, 1950: 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB).
  • Dec 13, 1950: James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial.
  • Dec 14, 1950: Bless You All opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Dec 15, 1950: Ezzard Charles knocks out Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title.
  • Dec 16, 1950: US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism".
  • Dec 17, 1950: The F-86 Sabre's first mission over Korea.
  • Dec 19, 1950: Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
  • Dec 20, 1950: Harvey, starring James Stewart, premieres in New York
  • Dec 21, 1950: Out of This World opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances
  • Dec 22, 1950: Two self-propelled trains of Long Island, New York, railroad collide, killing 77.
  • Dec 24, 1950: Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
  • Dec 25, 1950: Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
  • Dec 26, 1950: Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series advertising rights (US$6 million for six years).
  • Dec 28, 1950: Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel into South Korea.
  • Dec 30, 1950: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia become Independent states in French Union.
  • Dec 31, 1950: Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
  • Jan 13, 1950: British submarine HMS  collides with an oil tanker in the Thames Estuary, killing 64 men.


What does the year 1950 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1950 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 51st year of the 20th century and the 0th year of the 1950s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1949 and precedes 1951.

calendars for year 1950

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1950?

February 1950
September 1950
November 1950