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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1950 AD


January 1: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
January 5: Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in New York City
January 6: Britain recognizes Communist government of China
January 6: "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 3 performances
January 7: Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
January 7: "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 3 performances
January 7: Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
January 12: Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
January 12: U.S.S.R. re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage
January 14: "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 420 performances
January 14: U.S. recalls all consular officials from China
January 15: 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington D.C.
January 16: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel
January 17: 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities
January 17: "Alive and Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 46 performances
January 18: Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
January 18: Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
January 19: Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
January 20: "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 35 performances
January 20: Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
January 21: "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater New York City after 460 performances
January 21: NY jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
January 21: T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in New York City
January 22: Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
January 23: 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
January 23: AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
January 23: Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
January 23: NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense and defense)
January 23: Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
January 24: Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
January 25: 73 degrees F (23 degrees C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
January 26: India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
January 27: 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
January 28: Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
January 30: "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
January 31: President Truman approves building of hydrogen bomb


February 1: U.S.S.R. demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
February 1: Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
February 2: 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV
February 2: "Arms and the Girl" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 134 performances
February 3: Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges
February 7: Georges Bidault forms French government
February 7: Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
February 7: U.S. and Great Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
February 9: Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists
February 11: "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
February 12: Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb
February 12: Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
February 14: Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
February 14: U.S.S.R. and China sign peace treaty
February 15: KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
February 15: Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
February 15: WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in New York City
February 15: WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 16: Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
February 16: Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
February 17: 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York
February 18: "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 35 performances
February 20: Dylan Thomas arrives in New York City for his 1st U.S. poetry reading tour
February 20: WOL-AM in Washington D.C. swaps calls with WWDC
February 21: WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
February 22: Brockway and Weinstock publish "Men of Music"
February 24: Labour wins British parliamentary election
February 25: "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
February 26: Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in New York City
February 27: General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
February 28: "Alive and Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 46 performances


March 1: Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
March 1: Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
March 1: U.S.S.R. issues golden rubles
March 3: 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
March 7: Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy and P Kennedy (USA)
March 7: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
March 7: Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
March 8: 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
March 8: Marshall Voroshilov of U.S.S.R. announces they developed atomic bomb
March 9: Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in New York City
March 12: Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
March 12: Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
March 13: General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
March 14: FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
March 15: "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 269 performances
March 15: Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul," premieres in New York City
March 15: New York City hires Dr. Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
March 16: 1st annual National Book Awards
March 17: Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
March 17: Element 98 (Californium) announced
March 18: CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
March 18: "Touch and Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 176 performances
March 19: 5th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias
March 19: City College of New York defeats Bradley to win the NIT
March 23: 22rd Academy Awards - "All King's Men," Crawford and De Havilland win
March 23: "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 52 performances
March 23: Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government
March 23: U.N. World Meteorological Organization established
March 24: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
March 24: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
March 27: Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)
March 27: Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
March 27: WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 28: 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 New York City college becomes 1st to win NCAA and National Inv Basketball in same year
March 30: Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey


April 2: WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting
April 4: Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES
April 5: Prague espionage trial against bishops and priests begins
April 6: John F. Dulles becomes advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Acheson
April 8: "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 308 performances
April 9: 14th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
April 9: 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win
April 9: Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
April 11: Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
April 11: U.S. B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
April 14: 1st edition of British strip "Eagle"
April 14: Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands
April 18: 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
April 18: 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
April 18: Polish Catholic church and government sign accord over relations
April 18: Sam Jethroe is 1st black to play for Boston Braves
April 18: Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
April 19: 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
April 20: Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
April 23: 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
April 23: 4th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
April 23: Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
April 23: Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
April 24: Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
April 24: "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 320 performances
April 24: President Truman denies there are communists in U.S. government
April 25: Ambon (proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)
April 25: Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
April 26: Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
April 26: University of Miami ends William and Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
April 27: South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
April 27: "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 245 performances
April 30: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane


May 1: Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry
May 1: Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
May 1: New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China
May 1: Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific)
May 1: WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
May 2: Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan
May 2: Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration
May 2: Dutch Prime Minister Malan recognizes South Africa but not China PR
May 5: Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
May 6: 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6
May 6: "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 52 performances
May 6: Liz Taylor's 1st marriage to Conrad Hilton, Jr.
May 8: Chiang Kai-shek asks U.S. for weapons
May 9: French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
May 9: Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
May 11: Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
May 11: Eugene Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris
May 12: Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar," premieres in Paris
May 13: Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards
May 14: Pittsburgh Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 home runs
May 18: "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 12 performances
May 18: Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
May 19: New York Times reports of worlds smallest and dumbest mechanical brain
May 20: 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
May 21: Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
May 22: Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey
May 22: Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
May 22: Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London
May 25: Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City
May 27: "Arms and the Girl" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 134 performances
May 27: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens
May 30: Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
May 31: Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
May 31: Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial


June 1: WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
June 2: St. Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
June 3: French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
June 4: CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
June 4: Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
June 5: U.S. Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
June 6: East Germany and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
June 8: Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
June 8: Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
June 8: Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) vs. England
June 10: 50th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
June 10: 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
June 10: Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
June 11: Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open golf tournament
June 12: 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
June 12: Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
June 13: South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
June 17: 1st kidney transplant, Chicago
June 17: Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact
June 18: Cleveland Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
June 20: Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
June 20: Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit, Yankees beat Indians 8-2
June 21: Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
June 23: Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
June 23: Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
June 23: Yankees and Tigers hit record 11 home runs, Tigers win 10-9
June 24: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
June 24: French government-Bidault resigns
June 24: New York Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 home runs and a triple
June 25: Israeli airline El Al begins service
June 25: Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park home runs
June 25: Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
June 25: U.N. member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea
June 26: President Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
June 27: 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
June 27: "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 12 performances
June 27: North Koreans troop reach Seoul, United Nations asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict
June 27: U.S. sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
June 28: "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 278 performances
June 29: U.S. beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
June 29: West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks Ramadhin and Valentine
June 30: U.S. General MacArthur visits front in South Korea and asks for U.S. troops


July 1: 1st 407 U.S. soldiers flown to South Korea
July 1: "Lost in the Stars" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 281 performances
July 1: New York City bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
July 1: WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 2: Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
July 3: 1st time U.S. and North Korean forces clash in Korean War
July 3: Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
July 4: Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
July 4: Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
July 5: Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
July 6: East Germany recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
July 7: 1st Farnborough airshow held
July 7: 64th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (61 8-10 62 63)
July 7: 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
July 8: 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
July 8: 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
July 8: General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea
July 8: Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
July 9: 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
July 10: "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
July 11: 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
July 12: Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten and F Fischer to death
July 12: ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraws
July 13: Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
July 13: Rene Pleven forms French government
July 14: RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea
July 16: Single day 16 team home run record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
July 16: Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
July 17: Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
July 19: French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
July 19: New York Yankees obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
July 19: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
July 20: "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
July 22: Frank Worrell completes 261 vs. England at Trent Bridge
July 22: King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium
July 24: V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
July 26: Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits home runs twice in a game
July 26: KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
July 27: President Truman promises aid to Taiwan
July 29: Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run


August 1: 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
August 1: American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule
August 1: Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)
August 1: King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King
August 5: Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
August 5: Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)
August 8: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
August 9: Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
August 11: 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
August 11: Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodger, 7-0
August 11: Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
August 11: King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium
August 12: New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
August 12: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
August 13: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
August 13: President Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
August 15: 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
August 15: Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
August 15: Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
August 15: Indies Constitution goes into effect
August 15: Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier
August 15: President Sukarno proclaims unity of Indonesia
August 15: Rotterdam harbor strike begins
August 16: West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
August 17: Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
August 17: Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park home runs
August 19: ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)
August 22: Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
August 22: Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in national tennis competition
August 22: Rotterdam harbor strike end
August 23: Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
August 23: West Germany and Japan readmitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation
August 24: Edith Sampson named 1st black U.S. delegate to U.N.
August 24: Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
August 25: President Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
August 25: Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
August 26: 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
August 27: 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
August 27: General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
August 28: Earle and Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
August 29: International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in '52
August 31: Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 home runs and a single in a game vs Braves


September 1: 13 North Korean divisions open assault on United Nations lines
September 1: West Berlin granted a constitution
September 4: 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
September 4: D McI Hodgson of St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
September 4: Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
September 5: 64th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (63 63)
September 5: 70th U.S. Mens Tennis: Art Larsen beats Herbert Flam (63 46 57 64 63)
September 5: 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
September 7: Monasteries shut down in Hungary
September 9: 1st use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune
September 9: Massive arrests of communists in France
September 9: "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 293 performances
September 9: "Where's Chartev?" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 792 performances
September 10: Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 home run in a game at Griffith Stadium
September 11: 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
September 11: 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton, Ohio
September 11: "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
September 11: Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
September 12: Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
September 14: Western allies rearm West Germany
September 15: During Korean conflict, United Nations forces land at Inchon in South Korea
September 15: East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
September 15: For a record 6th time, New York Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 home runs in one game
September 15: Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phillies beat Reds 8-7 in 19
September 15: U.N. lands at Inchon to drive North Korean troops out of the south
September 15: U.S. troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
September 16: Cleveland Rams (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
September 16: Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
September 17: San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
September 18: Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
September 19: European Payment Union forms in Paris
September 19: Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
September 19: U.N. reject membership of China's People Republic
September 22: Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
September 22: Omar N. Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
September 23: Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
September 23: Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
September 23: U.S. Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
September 24: "Operation Magic Carpet"-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
September 26: Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
September 26: Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
September 26: Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
September 26: U.N. troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
September 27: Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
September 27: Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title
September 28: Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
September 29: New York Yankees clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
September 29: Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
September 29: "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
September 30: 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
September 30: Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
September 30: WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting


October 1: Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), New York 6, Cleveland 0
October 1: Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning home run)
October 1: South Korean troops exceed 38 degrees latitude
October 2: 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
October 2: Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
October 2: Chicago Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (55-13)
October 2: Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
October 2: Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
October 3: 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
October 3: Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
October 3: Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
October 4: French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
October 5: "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 100 performances
October 7: New York Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
October 7: U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel
October 7: Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
October 7: Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game, 5-2
October 7: William H. Jackson, becomes deputy director of CIA
October 7: Yankees win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
October 8: 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
October 8: Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
October 12: "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 644 performances
October 14: Reverend Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
October 18: Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years
October 19: Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
October 19: U.N. forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
October 21: Chinese forces occupy Tibet
October 21: Death penality abolished in Belgium
October 21: Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
October 21: Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
October 22: Los Angeles Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
October 25: Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
October 25: Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani," premieres in Paris
October 25: Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia
October 26: 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
October 26: Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
October 26: Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
October 26: South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
October 27: Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St. Joan," premieres
October 29: British minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
October 29: Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
October 29: Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
October 30: David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
October 31: Collazo and Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, D.C.


November 1: 82 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
November 1: Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill President Truman at Blair House
November 2: "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
November 2: Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
November 4: "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 4 performances
November 4: "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 269 performances
November 4: Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
November 4: U.S. troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
November 5: Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
November 5: Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
November 6: Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as Vice President/General Manager of Pittsburgh Pirates
November 6: Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
November 6: King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
November 7: Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti," premieres in Milan
November 7: French women and children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
November 8: 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
November 8: Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
November 8: In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place
November 8: Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
November 9: Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
November 9: Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
November 9: White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
November 10: After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
November 10: Clifford Odet's "Country Girl," premieres in New York City
November 10: Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected President of Guatemala
November 10: Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
November 10: Spanish dictator Franco ends war in Gibraltar
November 12: Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giant rushing record (218 yards) vs Chicago Cards
November 13: U.S. win 1st world championship bridge contest
November 15: Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey, Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
November 16: Egyptian king Faruk demands departure of all British troops
November 16: U.N. gets U.S. government approval to issue postage stamps
November 16: U.S. President Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
November 18: South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
November 19: U.S. General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
November 22: 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft. Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
November 22: 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
November 23: Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres
November 24: "Guys and Dolls" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 1200 performances
November 24: U.N. troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
November 24: U.S. infantry division conquerors Chonju, Korea
November 25: 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
November 25: "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 245 performances
November 25: U.N. gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
November 26: China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
November 27: Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
November 27: Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
November 28: Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
November 29: National Council of Church of Christ in U.S. forms
November 30: U.S. President Truman threatens China with atom bomb


December 2: Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
December 3: Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)
December 3: Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
December 3: Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
December 5: Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
December 5: Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
December 6: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
December 10: Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
December 11: Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
December 11: Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
December 12: 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
December 12: Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus and high school rule
December 13: James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
December 13: "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 5 performances
December 14: Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
December 14: "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 84 performances
December 14: U.N. General Assembly establishes High Commission for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
December 15: Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title
December 15: New York City's Port Authority opens
December 16: "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 5 performances
December 16: Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
December 19: General Eisenhower named NATO commander
December 19: Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
December 20: "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY
December 21: Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World," premieres in New York City
December 21: "Out of This World" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 157 performances
December 22: 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
December 24: Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
December 25: Cleveland Browns beat Los Angeles Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
December 25: Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey and smuggled back to Scotland
December 25: Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
December 26: Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
December 28: Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
December 30: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
December 31: Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
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