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
03 JuneLarry Probst / Business Man / United States of America
05 January Ioan P. Culianu / Philosopher / Romania
05 JuneAbraham Sarmiento / Journalist / Philippines
06 NovemberNimalan Soundaranayagam / Politician / Sri Lanka
07 AugustS. Thandayuthapani / Politician / Sri Lanka
08 DecemberDan Hartman / Writer / United States of America
09 March Doug Ault / Baseball Player / United States of America
12 AprilDavid Cassidy / Writer / United States of America
12 January Göran Lindblad / Politician / Sweden
15 AugustTommy Aldridge / Drummer / United States of America
16 MayRay Condo / Singer / Canada
16 JulyDennis Priestley / Darts Player / United Kingdom
19 AugustGraeme Beard / Cricketer / Australia
21 JuneEnn Reitel / Actor / Scotland
22 MayBernie Taupin / Poet / United Kingdom
23 AprilBarbara McIlvaine Smith / Politician / United States of America
28 SeptemberPaul Burgess / Drummer / United Kingdom
28 JuneMauricio Rojas / Politician / Chile
29 NovemberKevin O'Donnell / Author / United States of America
31 MayJean Chalopin / Producer / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1950:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 SeptemberGovind Namdev / Actor / India
14 January Rambhadracharya / Scholar / India
28 AugustAnant Mahadevan / Actor / India
12 DecemberRajinikanth / Actor / India
14 OctoberArun Khetarpal / Soldier / India
18 SeptemberVishnuvardhan / Actor / India
23 NovemberNrisingha Prasad Bhaduri / Author / India
20 AprilN. Chandrababu Naidu / Politician / India
19 AugustSudha Murthy / Author / India
29 JulyC. P. Joshi / Professor / India
17 SeptemberNarendra Modi / Politician / India
16 JanuaryV. S. Sampath / Civil Servant / India
11 NovemberNeiphiu Rio / Politician / India
21 AprilShivaji Satam / Actor / India
21 OctoberJagdambika Pal / Politician / India
30 MayParesh Rawal / Actor / India
06 DecemberNirupama Rao / Diplomat / India
20 AprilN. Chandrababu Naidu / Politician / India
04 AugustN. Rangaswamy / Politician / India
01 January Deepa Mehta / Writer / India

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