Today in History for September 1950

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 55 of 55

1st - 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
1st - West Berlin granted a constitution
3rd - "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
4th - 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
4th - D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
4th - Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
4th - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
5th - 64th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (6-3 6-3)
5th - 70th US Mens Tennis: Art Larsen beats Herbert Flam (6-3 4-6 5-7 6-4 6-3)
5th - 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
7th - Monasteries shut down in Hungary
9th - "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 perfs
9th - "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 perfs
9th - 1st use of TV laugh track-Hank McCune
9th - Mass arrests of communists in France
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 10th - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
11th - "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
11th - 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
11th - 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
11th - Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
12th - Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
14th - Western allies rearm West Germany
15th - During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea
15th - East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
15th - For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
15th - Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19
15th - UN lands at Inchon to drive North Korean troops out of the south
15th - US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
16th - Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)
16th - Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
17th - San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
18th - Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
19th - European Payment Union forms in Paris
19th - Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
19th - UN reject membership of China's People Republic
Military Leader George MarshallMilitary Leader George Marshall 21st - George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
22nd - Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
22nd - Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
23rd - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
23rd - Phila A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
23rd - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
24th - "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
26th - Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
26th - Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
26th - UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph BuncheDiplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche 27th - Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
27th - Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
27th - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
28th - Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
29th - "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
29th - Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
29th - Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
30th - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
30th - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
30th - WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 55 of 55

1st - Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
2nd - Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
2nd - Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
2nd - Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
3rd - Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
3rd - Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
4th - Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
4th - Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
5th - Cathy Guisewite, US cartoonist (Cathy)
5th - Kathy Cronkite, actress (Annie-Hizzonner)
5th - Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
6th - Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch MP (CDA)
7th - Adriano Panatta, Rome, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976)
7th - Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)
7th - Julie Kavner, Los Angeles, California, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons)
8th - Daniel Victor Starr, composer
8th - Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
8th - Mike Simpson, American politician
9th - John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
10th - Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
10th - Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
11th - Amy Madigan, Chicago Ill, actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime)
11th - Barry Sheene, British auto maker
12th - Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls)
12th - Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
13th - Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
14th - Paul Kossoff, London England, rock guitarist (Free)
14th - Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
14th - Michael Nifong, American attorney
16th - David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
16th - Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
17th - Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
17th - Narendra Modi, Indian politician
17th - Chris Heister, Swedish politician
17th - Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
18th - Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
18th - Mike Hossack, Patterson NJ, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), (d. 2012)
18th - Shabana Azmi, Indian actress
18th - Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
19th - Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
19th - Rudy Ramos, Lawton Oklahoma, actor (Wind-High Chaparral)
20th - Debi Morgan, Dunn NC, actress (Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle)
20th - James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
20th - Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg
Actor/Comedian Bill MurrayActor/Comedian Bill Murray (21st) 21st - Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, Wilmette, Illinois, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters)
21st - Charles Clarke, British politician
22nd - Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
24th - Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
24th - Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
27th - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
28th - John Sayles, Schenetady NY, actor (Brother from Another Planet)
28th - Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
28th - Laurie Lewis, American musician
30th - Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
30th - Renato Zero, Italian musician

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

6th - Arthur Hill, cricketer (3 Tests), dies
6th - Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
11th - John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
11th - S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
13th - Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
15th - Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
16th - Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
23rd - Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
29th - Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies

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