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Historical Events In 1950

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Jul 08   33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record) in the year 1950.  

Jul 08   Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea on this day in history.  

Jul 08   On this day in history othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71  

Jul 09   13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record) in the year 1950.  

Jul 10   On this day in history "Your Hit Parade" premiers on NBC (later CBS) TV  

Jul 11   On this day in history 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game  

Jul 11   Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1950.  

Jul 12   ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraw on this day in history.  

Jul 12   On this day in history iLTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws  

Jul 13   Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow in the year 1950.  

Jul 14   On this day in history rE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea  

Jul 14   In the year 1950 rE Wayne awarded first Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea  

Jul 15   K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1750 Eckert on this day in history.  

Jul 16   Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12) on this day in history.  

Jul 16   In the year 1950 the largest crowd in sporting history -- 199,854 -- watched the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated Brazil.  

Jul 16   Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka in the year 1950.  

Jul 18   Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jul 18   The birth of Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin in the year 1950.  

Jul 19   In the year 1950 french/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh  

Jul 20   On this day in history "Arthur Murray Party" premiers on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)  

Jul 21   Albert Riemenschneider, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1950.  

Jul 22   Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge in the year 1950.  

Jul 22   On this day in history king Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium  

Jul 22   William LM King, premier of Canada (1921-30, 35-48), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict in the year 1950.  

Jul 24   V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral in the year 1950.  

Jul 24   V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; first launch from Cape Canaveral on this day in history.  

Jul 25   In the year 1950 goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroids #1799 Koussevitzky, #1822 Waterman & #2842  

Jul 26   In the year 1950 dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game  

Jul 27   In the year 1950 pres Truman promises aid to Taiwan  

Jul 29   Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history king Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes king  

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Famous Birthdays In 1950

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lou Gramm, rocker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist was born in the year 1950.  

Jan 03   Beth Anderson, composer was born in the year 1950.  

Jan 03   In the year 1950 birth of victoria Principal, American actress  

Jan 05   In the year 1950 birth of chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, writer/performer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   John Manley, Canadian politician was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1950

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65  

Jan 06   Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)  

Jan 21   On this day in history george Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46  

Jan 22   Alan Hale, actor (Little John-Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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