1950

The British Prime Minister as of 1950, Winston Churchill, said that America sat on the summit of the world.

1950

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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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 23rd edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

All about Eve

All about Eve

All about Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Best director

Joseph Mankiewicz

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

Best actor

José Ferrer

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Judy Holliday

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

George Sanders

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

Best supporting actress

Josephine Hull

Harvey

Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Country: United States of America

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Time Person of the Year

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Representing U.S. troops involved in the Korean War (1950–1953).

Books

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The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet

The Mature Mind

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First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

The Parasites

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"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal

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On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer

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Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem

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Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1950


Peace Prize

  • Ralph Bunche

Literature

  • Bertrand Russell

Physics

  • C. F. Powell

Chemistry

  • Otto Diels
  • Kurt Alder

Physiology or Medicine

  • Philip Showalter Hench
  • Edward Calvin Kendall
  • Tadeus Reichstein
vinyl songs

Music charts

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Movies

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Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

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

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Country: United States of America

Night and the City

Night and the City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

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

Country: United States of America

Harvey

Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Country: United States of America

Popular names

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history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1950?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
  • 05 Jan 1950 U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of organized crime in the U.S.
  • 06 Jan 1950 Happy as Larry opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 07 Jan 1950 Happy as Larry closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 09 Jan 1950 The Israeli government recognizes the People's Republic of China.
  • 11 Jan 1950 Huk guerrillas manhandle the town of Hermosa, Bataan in the Philippines.
  • 12 Jan 1950 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die.
  • 13 Jan 1950 Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
  • 14 Jan 1950 As the Girls Go closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • 15 Jan 1950 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC.
  • 16 Jan 1950 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel.
  • 17 Jan 1950 Alive & Kicking opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 20 Jan 1950 Dance Me a Song opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 21 Jan 1950 Lend an Ear closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 22 Jan 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 23 Jan 1950 The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
  • 24 Jan 1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract (US$35,000) in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
  • 26 Jan 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.
  • 27 Jan 1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
  • 28 Jan 1950 Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
  • 29 Jan 1950 Lord Balfour criticizes the fact that rationing is still in force in Britain.
  • 30 Jan 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 31 Jan 1950 US President Harry Truman reveals that he ordered the Atomic Energy Commission to develop the hydrogen bomb.
  • 01 Feb 1950 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland.
  • 02 Feb 1950 Arms & the Girl opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 03 Feb 1950 American Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges.
  • 04 Feb 1950 Ingrid Bergman's illegitimate child arouses ire in the U.S.
  • 06 Feb 1950 First Cabinet Secretary N.R.Pillai appointed in India.
  • 07 Feb 1950 Georges Bidault forms French government.
  • 08 Feb 1950 Payment first made by Diners Club card, in New York, first use of a charge card.
  • 09 Feb 1950 Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists
  • 12 Feb 1950 US Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees.
  • 14 Feb 1950 USSR and China sign peace treaty.
  • 15 Feb 1950 KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Feb 1950 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 18 Feb 1950 Dance Me a Song closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 19 Feb 1950 Konrad Adenauer tries unsuccessfully to negotiate with East Germany to begin unification.
  • 20 Feb 1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • 21 Feb 1950 WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Feb 1950 Brockway and Weinstock publish Men of Music (rev ed)
  • 23 Feb 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.
  • 24 Feb 1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election.
  • 25 Feb 1950 Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
  • 27 Feb 1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China.
  • 28 Feb 1950 Alive & Kicking closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 01 Mar 1950 USSR issues golden ruble coins.
  • 03 Mar 1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • 06 Mar 1950 Silly Putty invented
  • 07 Mar 1950 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy and P Kennedy (USA)
  • 08 Mar 1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
  • 09 Mar 1950 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of US$64,000 in New York City, New York.
  • 12 Mar 1950 Pope Pius XII encyclical On combating atheistic propaganda
  • 13 Mar 1950 General Motors reports 1949 net earnings of US$656,434,232 (record).
  • 14 Mar 1950 American FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins.
  • 15 Mar 1950 Consul opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 16 Mar 1950 1st annual National Book Awards
  • 17 Mar 1950 Belgian government of Eyskens resigns.
  • 18 Mar 1950 Touch & Go closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 19 Mar 1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley 69-61 to win the NIT championship.
  • 20 Mar 1950 The Polish government decides to confiscate the property of the Polish Catholic Church.
  • 22 Mar 1950 Egypt demands that Britain remove all its troops in the Suez Canal.
  • 23 Mar 1950 Great to Be Alive opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 24 Mar 1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship.
  • 27 Mar 1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Mar 1950 Phototransistor invention announced, in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.
  • 02 Apr 1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Apr 1950 Dirk Stikker becomes Chairman of OES
  • 06 Apr 1950 John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Dean Acheson.
  • 08 Apr 1950 Miss Liberty closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 09 Apr 1950 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win.
  • 11 Apr 1950 US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia.
  • 14 Apr 1950 1st edition of British strip Eagle
  • 15 Apr 1950 Belgian King Leopold III announces that he is ready to abdicate in favor of his son Baudouin.
  • 18 Apr 1950 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • 19 Apr 1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39.
  • 20 Apr 1950 Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League.
  • 23 Apr 1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 24 Apr 1950 Peter Pan opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 25 Apr 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
  • 26 Apr 1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Maryland is run.
  • 27 Apr 1950 Tickets, Please opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 30 Apr 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane.
  • 01 May 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)
  • 02 May 1950 Carlo Terrons Giuditta, premieres in Milan
  • 05 May 1950 Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
  • 06 May 1950 Great to Be Alive closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 08 May 1950 China's Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons.
  • 09 May 1950 French Foreign minister Robert Schuman announces the Schuman Plan for European integration.
  • 10 May 1950 1st Neth-US telex sent
  • 11 May 1950 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die.
  • 12 May 1950 Darius Milhauds opera Bolivar, premieres in Paris
  • 13 May 1950 The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 14 May 1950 Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
  • 17 May 1950 Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
  • 18 May 1950 Liar opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 19 May 1950 New York Times reports of worlds smallest and dumbest mechanical brain
  • 20 May 1950 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2.
  • 21 May 1950 Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia.
  • 22 May 1950 Dutch Poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
  • 24 May 1950 Maritime Administration (under Department of Commerce).
  • 25 May 1950 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City, New York.
  • 27 May 1950 Arms & the Girl closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 30 May 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open.
  • 31 May 1950 Due to rain, Indianapolis 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins.
  • 01 Jun 1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Jun 1950 St. Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs. Washingston Senators
  • 03 Jun 1950 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • 04 Jun 1950 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • 05 Jun 1950 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.
  • 06 Jun 1950 German DR and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • 08 Jun 1950 Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • 10 Jun 1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania
  • 11 Jun 1950 Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
  • 12 Jun 1950 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • 13 Jun 1950 South African parliament accept Groups Area Act
  • 15 Jun 1950 Dutch police seize condoms
  • 17 Jun 1950 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • 20 Jun 1950 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • 21 Jun 1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • 23 Jun 1950 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
  • 24 Jun 1950 French government-Bidault resigns
  • 25 Jun 1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • 26 Jun 1950 The South African Parliament passes the Suppression of Communism Act, No. 44 of 1950.
  • 27 Jun 1950 Liar closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 28 Jun 1950 Korean War: North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 29 Jun 1950 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
  • 30 Jun 1950 US General MacArthur visits front in South Korea / asks for US troops
  • 01 Jul 1950 Lost in the Stars closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • 02 Jul 1950 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • 03 Jul 1950 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
  • 04 Jul 1950 Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
  • 05 Jul 1950 Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia becomes first US fatality in Korean War.
  • 06 Jul 1950 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 07 Jul 1950 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • 08 Jul 1950 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
  • 09 Jul 1950 13.15 inches (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record).
  • 10 Jul 1950 Your Hit Parade premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
  • 11 Jul 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
  • 12 Jul 1950 ILTF re-admits Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraw.
  • 13 Jul 1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
  • 14 Jul 1950 RE Wayne awarded first Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea.
  • 16 Jul 1950 Single day 16-team home run record set at 37 (National League-25, American League-12).
  • 17 Jul 1950 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • 19 Jul 1950 French / Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • 20 Jul 1950 Arthur Murray Party premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
  • 22 Jul 1950 Frank Worrell completes 261 vs. England at Trent Bridge
  • 24 Jul 1950 V-2 / WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • 26 Jul 1950 KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
  • 27 Jul 1950 President Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • 29 Jul 1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
  • 01 Aug 1950 Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)
  • 05 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
  • 06 Aug 1950 Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.
  • 07 Aug 1950 Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
  • 08 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1950 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
  • 11 Aug 1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • 12 Aug 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • 13 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 15 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 16 Aug 1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 17 Aug 1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 19 Aug 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch).
  • 22 Aug 1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 23 Aug 1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
  • 24 Aug 1950 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
  • 25 Aug 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title.
  • 26 Aug 1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • 27 Aug 1950 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • 31 Aug 1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs and a single in a game vs. Braves
  • 01 Sep 1950 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • 03 Sep 1950 ''Nino'' Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
  • 04 Sep 1950 D McI Hodgson of St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • 05 Sep 1950 64th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (63 63)
  • 07 Sep 1950 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • 08 Sep 1950 The Defense Production Act is enacted into law in the U.S., shaping American military contracting for the next 60 years.
  • 09 Sep 1950 Massive arrests of communists in France
  • 10 Sep 1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes first to hit three home runs in a game at Griffith Stadium.
  • 11 Sep 1950 Beetle Bailey comic strip debuts
  • 12 Sep 1950 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • 14 Sep 1950 Western allies rearm West Germany
  • 15 Sep 1950 East German Premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • 16 Sep 1950 Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • 17 Sep 1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play first NFL game, lose 21-17.
  • 18 Sep 1950 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • 19 Sep 1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 20 Sep 1950 In Murray, Kentucky, USA, several buildings are struck by falling meteorites.
  • 22 Sep 1950 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • 23 Sep 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
  • 24 Sep 1950 Operation Magic Carpet - 45,000 Jews from Yemen move to Israel.
  • 26 Sep 1950 Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
  • 27 Sep 1950 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • 28 Sep 1950 Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • 29 Sep 1950 Tin Pan Alley TV, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 01 Nov 1950 Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
  • 02 Nov 1950 Barrier opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 04 Nov 1950 Barrier closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Nov 1950 Philippines President Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 06 Nov 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP / GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 07 Nov 1950 French women and children leaves Hanoi / Tonkin-delta
  • 08 Nov 1950 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • 09 Nov 1950 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 10 Nov 1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • 11 Nov 1950 The Mattachine Society is founded in Los Angeles as the first gay-liberation organization.
  • 12 Nov 1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giants rushing record (218 yards) against Chicago Cardinals.
  • 13 Nov 1950 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 15 Nov 1950 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
  • 16 Nov 1950 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 18 Nov 1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
  • 19 Nov 1950 US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 20 Nov 1950 T. S. Eliot speaks against television in the UK.
  • 22 Nov 1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 24 Nov 1950 Guys & Dolls opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • 25 Nov 1950 Tickets, Please closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 26 Nov 1950 China enters Korean conflict, sending troops across Yalu River.
  • 27 Nov 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 29 Nov 1950 Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 30 Nov 1950 US President Truman threatens China with atom bomb
  • 03 Dec 1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
  • 05 Dec 1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
  • 06 Dec 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • 10 Dec 1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • 11 Dec 1950 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • 12 Dec 1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB).
  • 13 Dec 1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial.
  • 14 Dec 1950 Bless You All opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 15 Dec 1950 Ezzard Charles knocks out Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title.
  • 16 Dec 1950 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism".
  • 17 Dec 1950 The F-86 Sabre's first mission over Korea.
  • 19 Dec 1950 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
  • 20 Dec 1950 Harvey, starring James Stewart, premieres in New York
  • 21 Dec 1950 Out of This World opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances
  • 22 Dec 1950 Two self-propelled trains of Long Island, New York, railroad collide, killing 77.
  • 24 Dec 1950 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
  • 25 Dec 1950 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
  • 26 Dec 1950 Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series advertising rights (US$6 million for six years).
  • 28 Dec 1950 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel into South Korea.
  • 30 Dec 1950 Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia become Independent states in French Union.
  • 31 Dec 1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year