Today in History for April 1950

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 34 of 34

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 49 of 49

1st - Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
1st - Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
1st - Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
3rd - Curtis Stone, N Hollywood California, singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
4th - Christine Lahti, Detroit, actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift)
5th - Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA)
5th - Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
5th - Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
5th - Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
6th - Dennis E Eckart, (Rep-D-OH, 1981- )
8th - Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
9th - Ehtesham-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82)
9th - Kenneth D Cockrell, Austin Texas, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80)
9th - Nathan Cook, Phila Pa, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel)
10th - Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You)
10th - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
10th - Barry M. Riemer, American author
11th - Bill Irwin, Santa Monica, actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall)
12th - David Cassidy, NYC, singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family)
Singer Agnetha FältskogSinger Agnetha Fältskog (5th) 12th - Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
12th - Kari Palaste, Finnish architect
12th - Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
13th - Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
13th - Ron Perlman, Bronx NY, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast)
13th - Terry Lester, Indianapolis, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns)
14th - Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
14th - Randolph Powell, Iowa City Iowa, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run)
14th - Francis Collins, American scientist
15th - Amy Wright, Chicago Illinois, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist)
16th - David Graff, Lancaster Ohio, actor (Police Academy 2, 3, 4, 6)
17th - L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
17th - Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
18th - Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
18th - Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
19th - Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)
19th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
20th - Itumeleng J Mosala, S Afr president (Azanian People's Org)
20th - Steve Erickson, American novelist
20th - Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
22nd - Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
22nd - Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
22nd - Peter Frampton, Kent England, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
25th - Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
26th - Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
26th - Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
28th - Jay Leno, New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host (Tonight Show)
28th - Willie Colon, Bronx NY, actor (Last Flight)
29th - Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
29th - Debbie Stabenow, American politician

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

14th - Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller
28th - King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
3rd - Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
3rd - Carter G Woodson, American historian (black studies), dies at 74
3rd - Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
7th - Walter Huston, dies at 66
8th - Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
8th - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
14th - Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
19th - Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
22nd - Charles H Houston, architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
26th - G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (b. 1881)
27th - Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
27th - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies

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