Today in History for November 1950

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 52 of 52

1st - 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
1st - 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
1st - Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House
1st - Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican.
1st - Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
2nd - "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
2nd - Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
4th - "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
4th - "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
4th - Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 4th - US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
5th - Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
5th - Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
6th - Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
6th - Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
6th - King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
7th - Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti," premieres in Milan
7th - French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
8th - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
8th - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
8th - Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
9th - Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
9th - Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
9th - White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
10th - After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
10th - Clifford Odet's "Country Girl," premieres in NYC
10th - Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala
Author and Nobel Laureate William FaulknerAuthor and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner 10th - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
12th - Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
13th - US win 1st world championship bridge contest
13th - General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
15th - Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
16th - Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
16th - UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
16th - US pres Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
18th - South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea Syngman Rhee 19th - US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
22nd - 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
22nd - 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
23rd - Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
24th - "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
24th - UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
24th - US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
25th - "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
25th - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
25th - UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
26th - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
27th - Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
27th - Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
28th - Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
29th - National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
30th - US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
1st - Tony Hymphris, political activist
3rd - Joe Queenan, American writer
3rd - Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
4th - Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actr (Christine-Night Court)
4th - Charles Frazier, American author
5th - Debbie Massey, Grosse Pointe MI, LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic)
6th - Ernest Thompson, Bellows Fall Vt, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical)
7th - Alexa Canady, 1st black woman neuro-surgeon/educator
7th - Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, Buenos Aires, 1st South American Zen teacher
10th - Jack Scalia, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat)
10th - Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
11th - Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
11th - Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
11th - Rex Samuel Sellers, Auckland NZ, Tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
11th - Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
11th - Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
11th - Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
NHL Center Gilbert PerreaultNHL Center Gilbert Perreault (13th) 13th - Gilbert Perreault, Victoriaville Quebec, NHL center (over 500 goals)
15th - Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
16th - Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
16th - David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
16th - John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
17th - Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
17th - Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
18th - Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
18th - Eric Pierpoint, American actor
20th - Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
21st - Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)
21st - Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
21st - Livingston Taylor, Boston, rocker (I Will be in Love With You)
21st - Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
22nd - Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
22nd - Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
22nd - Lyman Bostock, baseball player
22nd - [Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)
22nd - Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
23rd - Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
23rd - Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -)
24th - Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)
24th - Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
25th - Alexis Wright, Australian author
26th - Jorge Orta, baseball player
27th - Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler
Actor Ed HarrisActor Ed Harris (28th) 28th - Ed Harris, Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)
29th - Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
30th - Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
30th - Kathryn Witt, Miami Fla, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High)
30th - Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)
30th - Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Writer Jack KerouacWriter Jack Kerouac (17th) 17th - Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw (2nd) 2nd - George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94
4th - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
5th - Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
16th - Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
18th - Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
19th - Thomas Wood, composer, dies at 57
20th - Francesco Cilea, composer, dies at 84
25th - Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
25th - Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
26th - Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83

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