1950 in History – What happened in year 1950


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.

Know what happened in 1950:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 July The United States' anti-communist propaganda source Radio FreeEurope made its first broadcast aimed at Czechoslovakia.
08 FebruaryThe Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, was established.
08 JuneThomas Blamey became the first Australian to attain the rank ofField Marshal.
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.
12 AugustKorean War-Members of the North Korean People's Army executed75 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(memorial pictured).
17 March The synthesis of californium, a radioactive transuranium element, was announced.
21 November Two trains collided near Valemount, British Columbia, Canada;the subsequent trial catapulted future Prime Minister of Canada JohnDiefenbaker into the political limelight.
21 OctoberKorean War-British and Australian troops of the 27th BritishCommonwealth Brigade engaged in heavy fighting with North Korean forcesin the Battle of Yongju.
25 JuneThe Korean War began with North Korean forces launching a pre-dawn raid over the 38th parallel into South Korea.
26 January Indian independence movement-India officially became a republic under a new constitution, with Rajendra Prasad as its first president.
29 July Korean 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.
05 NovemberKorean War-The 27th British Commonwealth Brigade succeeded inpreventing a Chinese break-through at Pakchon in the Battle of Pakchon.
24 NovemberThe 'Storm of the Century', a large extratropical cyclone,struck the east coast of the United States before moving northeast.
26 NovemberKorean War-With the battles of Chosin Reservoir and theCh'ongch'on River, China launched a massive counterattack against UnitedNations forces.
25 AugustAlthea Gibson entered into the U.S. Tennis Championships,becoming the first African-American woman to be a competitor on theworld tennis tour.
02 JulyA mentally ill Buddhist monk set fire to the Golden Pavilion atKinkaku-ji (restoration pictured), destroying what is now one of themost popular tourist destinations in Japan.
05 JulyKorean War-In the first encounter between North Korean andAmerican forces, the unprepared and undisciplined U.S. Army task forcewas routed.
30 March Usmar Ismail began filming Darah dan Doa, formally recognisedas the first Indonesian film.
01 NovemberTwo Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate U.S.President Harry S. Truman (pictured).
02 OctoberPeanuts, the syndicated comic strip by Charles M. Schulz,featuring Charlie Brown and his pet Snoopy, was first published in majornewspapers.
08 JuneThomas Blamey became the only Australian to attain the rank ofField Marshal.
17 NovemberTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (pictured), was enthroned asTibet's head of state at the age of fifteen.
29 JuneIn one of the greatest upsets in sporting history, the UnitedStates defeated England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
17 NovemberTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet'shead of state at the age of fifteen.
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.
25 JuneThe Korean War began with North Korean forces launching a pre-dawn raid over the 38th parallel into South Korea.
01 MarchIn a trial lasting less than 90 minutes, German–Britishphysicist Klaus Fuchs was convicted of violating the Official SecretsAct for supplying information from the Manhattan Project to the SovietUnion.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1950:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberRoss Hannaford / Writer / Australia
03 JuneDeniece Williams / Writer / United States of America
05 February Jonathan Freeman / Actor / United States of America
05 January Charlie Richmond / Engineer / Canada
06 NovemberNimalan Soundaranayagam / Politician / Sri Lanka
07 OctoberDick Jauron / Footballer / United States of America
08 DecemberRick Baker / Actor / United States of America
09 JulyGwen Guthrie / Writer / United States of America
11 OctoberPatty Murray / Politician / United States of America
12 February Steve Hackett / Writer / United Kingdom
14 AprilFrancis Collins / Physician / United States of America
16 NovemberManuel Zamora / Politician / Philippines
18 DecemberLeonard Maltin / Author / United States of America
22 JuneGreg Oliphant / Rugby Player / Australia
23 DecemberVicente del Bosque / Footballer / Spain
24 OctoberMiroslav Sládek / Politician / Czech Republic
25 OctoberChris Norman / Writer / United Kingdom
28 AugustTony Husband / Cartoonist / United Kingdom
29 January Jody Scheckter / Racing Car Driver / South Africa
31 MayGregory Harrison / Actor / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1950:

YearName / Profession / Country
18 SeptemberVishnuvardhan / Actor / India
18 OctoberOm Puri / Actor / India
16 JanuaryV. S. Sampath / Civil Servant / India
19 AugustSudha Murthy / Author / India
11 NovemberNeiphiu Rio / Politician / India
03 DecemberH. L. Dattu / Lawyer / India
05 AugustMahendra Karma / Politician / India
24 SeptemberMohinder Amarnath / Cricketer / India
14 January Rambhadracharya / Scholar / India
19 AprilHari Shankar Brahma / Civil Servant / India
14 OctoberArun Khetarpal / Soldier / India
10 JanuarySuchitra Bhattacharya / Writer / India
04 AugustN. Rangaswamy / Politician / India
15 NovemberAshok Gadgil / Scientist / India
16 JuneMithun Chakraborty / Politician / India
22 SeptemberPawan Kumar Chamling / Politician / India
11 MaySadashiv Amrapurkar / Actor / India
12 DecemberRajinikanth / Actor / India
25 AprilIqbal Mirchi / Terrorist / India
30 MayParesh Rawal / Actor / India

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