Events in year of 1950

  • 01-01Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
  • 01-06"Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 01-06Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • 01-07"Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 01-07Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
  • 01-12Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • 01-12USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage
  • 01-14"As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • 01-14US recalls all consular officials from China
  • 01-154,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC
  • 01-16Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 01-17"Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 01-20"Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 01-20Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of the Netherlands
  • 01-21"Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 01-21New York jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
  • 01-22Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-23AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 01-23Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • 01-23NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 01-23Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
  • 01-24Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
  • 01-26India becomes a Republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
  • 01-272nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
  • 01-28Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
  • 01-30"Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-31President Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
  • 02-01Urko Kekkonen elected President of Finland
  • 02-01USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 02-02"Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 134 performances

People born in year of 1950

  • 01-01Morgan Fisher: Rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • 01-01Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-01Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley: Cosmonaut
  • 01-03Beth Anderson: Composer
  • 01-09Rio Reiser: Rock singer
  • 01-12Bob McEwen: (Rep-R-Ohio, 1981- )
  • 01-12Marilyn R Smith: Microbiologist
  • 01-15David Lynn Jones: Bexar, Arkansas -- Country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • 01-16Debbie Allen: Houston, Texas -- Dancer / actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
  • 01-18Claudia de Colombia: Bogato, Colombia -- Spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 01-18Gilles Villeneuve: Canadian auto racer
  • 01-20Henk Batenburgh: Cabaret performer / singer (Waaldrecht)
  • 01-21Joseph R Tanner: Danville, Illinois -- Astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • 01-21Richie Ranno: Rocker
  • 01-23Danny Federici: Rocker (E Street Band)
  • 01-23Patrick Simmons: Guitarist / vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • 01-23Richard Gilliland: Fort Worth, Texas -- Actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
  • 01-23William Cunningham: Rock bassist / pianist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • 01-24Daniel Auteuil: Algeria -- Actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • 01-25Gloria Naylor: US author (Women of Brewster Place)
  • 01-25Michael Cotton: Rocker (Tubes)
  • 01-26David Strathairn: Actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out)
  • 01-26Jorg Haider: Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • 01-28David Carl Hilmers: Iowa, United States -- Colonel USMC / Astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • 01-28Glyn Ford: British MEP
  • 01-30Bruce Howard Lidington: Actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • 01-30Silvia Bertolaccini: LPGA golfer
  • 02-02Barbara Sukowa: Germany -- Actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 02-02Osamu Kido: Wrestler (NJPW / UWF)
  • 02-04James Dunn: US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)

People died in year of 1950

  • 01-02Emil Jannings: Actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65
  • 01-06Isaiah Bowman: Geographer / co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
  • 01-08Joseph A Schumpeter: Aus / US economist / Minister of Finance, dies at 66
  • 01-08Joseph Issac Shneerson: Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader
  • 01-11Karin Michaelis: Writer, dies at 77
  • 01-12Koos van de Griend: Composer, dies at 44
  • 01-21George Orwell: Author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
  • 01-22Alan Hale: Actor (Little John-Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 57
  • 01-24Bull Montana: Actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
  • 01-26Betsy van den Arend: Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
  • 02-03Karl Seitz: President of Austria, dies at 80
  • 02-10Armen Tigran Tigranyan: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-14Eduard Hermann: German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
  • 02-14Karl G Jansky: Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
  • 02-18Voranc Prezikov [Lovro Kuhar]: Slavic Author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • 02-19Edyth Walker: US singer, dies at 82
  • 02-26Harry Lauder (Maclennan): Scottish comic / singer, dies at about 75
  • 02-27Ivan Goll: Writer, dies at 58
  • 03-06Lew Lehr: Comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • 03-08Jaroslav Kocian: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-11Florence Arliss: Actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • 03-12L Heinrich Mann: German / US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • 03-19Edgar Rice Burroughs: Sci-fi Author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • 03-20Walter Eucken: German economist, dies at 59
  • 03-28Georgine M "May" Basting: Actress (Occupier), dies at 67
  • 04-01Charles R Drew: Surgeon / developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
  • 04-03Adolf Wiklund: Composer, dies at 70
  • 04-03Carter G Woodson: American Historian (black studies), dies at 74
  • 04-03Kurt Julian Weill: German Composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • 04-07Walter Huston: Dies at 66

Events in year of 1951

  • 01-01Massive Chinese / North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • 01-039 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British / US agents
  • 01-03Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 01-04During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
  • 01-06"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 01-06Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
  • 01-08Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
  • 01-09Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
  • 01-09Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 01-101st jet passenger trip made
  • 01-10UN headquarters opens in Manhattan, New York
  • 01-12Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-13German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
  • 01-14NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • 01-15"Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • 01-15Supreme Court rule "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest
  • 01-16Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • 01-17China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • 01-181st use of lie detector in the Netherlands
  • 01-18Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • 01-18NFL rules tackles, guards and centers ineligible for forward pass
  • 01-18NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
  • 01-22Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • 01-22Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
  • 01-233rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
  • 01-24Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
  • 01-26Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-27"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 01-27US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
  • 01-28"La Vie Commence Demain, " which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

People born in year of 1951

  • 01-01Frans Kellendonk: Author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • 01-02Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller]: Woodstock, New York -- Model (Oui)
  • 01-03Frank Chikane: Secretary General of South African Council of Churches
  • 01-04Barbara Ann Cochran: Claremont, New Hampshire -- Slalom skier (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Kim Wilson: Rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 01-07Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev: Russian Major / Cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • 01-08John McTiernan: Albany, New York -- Actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
  • 01-08Paul Dresher: Composer
  • 01-10Kathleen Bradley: Youngstown, Ohio -- Model (Price is Right)
  • 01-12Bill Madlock: 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
  • 01-12Chris Bell: Memphis, Tennessee -- Rock guitarist (Big Star)
  • 01-12Drew Pearson: Former NFL all-pro receiver
  • 01-12Larry Hoppens: Rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 01-14William Risrook: Rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 01-15Martha Davis: California, United States -- Vocalist / guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • 01-16Richard Thompson: Rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 01-17Rolando Thoeni: Italy -- Slalom (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-20Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev: Russian Cosmonaut
  • 01-23Margaret Johnson Bailes: Bronx, New York -- 4X100 runner (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Michael Matz: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-25Steve Prefontaine: Coos Bay, Oregon -- 5K (1972 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-26Andy Hummell: Memphis, Tennessee -- Rock bassist (Big Star)
  • 01-26Jarmila Kratochvilova: Czechoslovakia -- 400m / 800m runner (1980 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-26Walt Willey: Ottawa, Illinois -- Actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
  • 01-27Brian Downey: Rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 01-27Scott Lane: NYC, New York -- Actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
  • 01-27Seth Justman: Washington, DC -- Rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
  • 01-28Gordon Prentice: British MP
  • 01-28Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk: Kkishkov, Ukraine -- Astronaut (STS 87)
  • 01-28William Nelson, Jr.: US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)

People died in year of 1951

  • 01-03Fred Barlow: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-05Andrei P Platonov: Russian Author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 01-07Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim: Painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • 01-10Athos Palma: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-10Harry Sinclair Lewis: US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • 01-10Sinclair Lewis: Writer, dies at 65
  • 01-18Robert Mark: US Chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • 01-19Constantin Nottara: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-22Eastwood Lane: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-30Ferdinand Porsche: German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • 02-10Joseph Bovet: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-16Henri Velge: 1st Chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • 02-17Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan: Composer, dies at 94
  • 02-18Piet A W Hopmans: Bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
  • 02-19Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide: French writer (Nobel 1947), dies at 82
  • 02-20Howard Brockway: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-21Anton Roemer: Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
  • 03-06Ivor Novello: Actor / writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
  • 03-07Ali Razmara: Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • 03-07Shah Ali Razmara: Of Iran, assassinated
  • 03-08Honeymoon Killers: Dies in electric chair
  • 03-08John Winter Thompson: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-11Philippe of Isacker: Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • 03-13Alfred Hugenberg: German RC President of the Directorate of Krupp / media magnate
  • 03-13James I Wedgwood: British theosophist / Catholic Bishop, dies at 67
  • 03-20Jan Ingenhoven: Composer, dies at 74
  • 03-20Kathleen Lockhart Manning: Composer, dies at 60
  • 03-31Ralph Forbes: Actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • 04-02Simon Barere: Pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • 04-03Johannes C Kielstra: Dut economist / gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72