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.
Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Which were the top hits of 1950 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Goodnight, Irene - Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
- Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme
- The Third Man Theme - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
- Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- Patti Page - All My Love (Bolero)
- Phil Harris - The Thing
- Harbor Lights - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Teresa Brewer - (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!
- Patti Page - The Tennessee Waltz
Which were the most popular books released in 1950 ?
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1950 in the USA ?
Top #10 male names
Top #10 female names
What happened in each day of 1950
Click on the dates below to find out what the world looked like in each day of 1950