1950 in History – What happened in year 1950

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1950 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1950.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1950 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 januaryIndian independence movement-India officially became a republic under a new constitution, with Rajendra Prasad as its first president.
08 februaryThe Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, was established.
01 marchIn a trial lasting less than 90 minutes, German–British physicist Klaus Fuchs was convicted of violating the Official SecretsAct for supplying information from the Manhattan Project to the SovietUnion.
17 marchThe synthesis of californium, a radioactive transuranium element, was announced.
30 marchUsmar Ismail began filming Darah dan Doa, formally recognised as the first Indonesian film.
08 juneThomas Blamey became the only Australian to attain the rank of Field Marshal.
25 juneThe Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
28 juneKorean War: Seoul was captured by North Korean troops. The Korean War in North Korean was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
29 juneIn one of the greatest upsets in sporting history, the United States defeated England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
02 julyA mentally ill Buddhist monk set fire to the Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji, destroying what is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
04 julyThe United States' anti-communist propaganda source Radio FreeEurope made its first broadcast aimed at Czechoslovakia.
05 julyKorean War-In the first encounter between North Korean andAmerican forces, the unprepared and undisciplined U.S. Army task forcewas routed.
14 julyIn an early battle of the Korean War, North Korean troops began attacking the headquarters of the American 24th Infantry Division in Taejon, South Korea.
16 julyKorean War-A Korean People's Army unit massacred twenty-one U.S. Army prisoners of war.
29 julyKorean War: U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Regiment troops concludedfour days of shootings of civilians, sparked by fears that columns ofrefugees might contain North Korean spies.
12 augustKorean War-Members of the North Korean People's Army executed 75 captured U.S. Army prisoners of war.
17 augustKorean War-A North Korean Army unit massacred 42 Americanprisoners of war so that they would not slow the North Koreans down.
25 augustAlthea Gibson entered into the U.S. Tennis Championships,becoming the first African-American woman to be a competitor on theworld tennis tour.
08 septemberThe Defense Production Act that was approved of by Congress requires various economic measures, including wage and price controls.
02 octoberPeanuts, the syndicated comic strip by Charles M. Schulz,featuring Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy, was first published in majornewspapers.
11 octoberA field-sequential color system developed by Hungarian-Americanengineer Peter Goldmark became the first color television system to beadopted for commercial use, but it was abandoned only a year later.
21 octoberKorean War-British and Australian troops of the 27th BritishCommonwealth Brigade engaged in heavy fighting with North Korean forcesin the Battle of Yongju.
01 novemberTwo Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate U.S.President Harry S. Truman.
05 novemberKorean War-The 27th British Commonwealth Brigade succeeded inpreventing a Chinese break-through at Pakchon in the Battle of Pakchon.
17 novemberTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet'shead of state at the age of fifteen.
21 novemberTwo trains collided near Valemount, British Columbia, Canada;the subsequent trial catapulted future Prime Minister of Canada JohnDiefenbaker into the political limelight.
24 novemberThe 'Storm of the Century', a large extratropical cyclone,struck the east coast of the United States before moving northeast.
25 novemberSeveral feet of snow fell on a single day in many of the northeastern States today and combined with hurricane force winds in excess of 100 MPH caused millions of dollars in property damage and kills 160 people.
26 novemberThe Chinese army counter attack into Korea driving 16 miles behind the U.N. lines.
26 novemberKorean War-With the battles of Chosin Reservoir and theCh'ongch'on River, China launched a massive counterattack against UnitedNations forces.

Famous birthdays in the year 1950:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 March Karen Carpenter / Singer / United States of America
03 AugustJo Marie Payton / Actress / United States of America
05 AprilAgnetha Fältskog / Singer / Sweden
09 AprilNathan Cook / Actor / United States of America
13 NovemberMary Lou Metzger / Singer / United States of America
14 SeptemberMasami Kuwashima / Racing Car Driver / Japan
15 AugustTommy Aldridge / Drummer / United States of America
17 MayHoward Ashman / Composer / United States of America
18 SeptemberAnna Deavere Smith / Actress / United States of America
19 AugustJennie Bond / Author / United Kingdom
20 JulyEdward Leigh / Politician / United Kingdom
21 January Gary Locke / Politician / United States of America
22 MayIrène Frain / Journalist / France
25 March David Paquette / Pianist / United States of America
27 OctoberJúlius Šupler / Ice Hockey Player / Slovakia
27 AugustCharles Fleischer / Actor / United States of America
28 JulyShahyar Ghanbari / Singer / Iran
29 AugustFrank Henenlotter / Writer / United States of America
30 SeptemberVictoria Tennant / Actress / United Kingdom
31 DecemberCheryl Womack / Business Woman / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1950:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 NovemberNrisingha Prasad Bhaduri / Author / India
24 SeptemberMohinder Amarnath / Cricketer / India
18 OctoberOm Puri / Actor / India
01 January Deepa Mehta / Writer / India
20 AprilN. Chandrababu Naidu / Politician / India
18 SeptemberVishnuvardhan / Actor / India
28 AugustAnant Mahadevan / Actor / India
05 AugustMahendra Karma / Politician / India
22 SeptemberPawan Kumar Chamling / Politician / India
14 January Rambhadracharya / Scholar / India
19 AprilHari Shankar Brahma / Civil Servant / India
21 OctoberJagdambika Pal / Politician / India
14 OctoberArun Khetarpal / Soldier / India
17 SeptemberNarendra Modi / Politician / India
11 MaySadashiv Amrapurkar / Actor / India
16 JuneMithun Chakraborty / Politician / India
15 NovemberAshok Gadgil / Scientist / India
30 MayParesh Rawal / Actor / India
04 AugustN. Rangaswamy / Politician / India
03 SeptemberGovind Namdev / Actor / India
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