I thought it might be interesting to add the events that were happening in 1950, since most of us was born that year. All of the following information was taken from "1950 Remember When....A Nostalgic Look Back in Time", published by SeekPublishing.
North Korea invades South Korea on June 25, capturing Seoul.
The Soviet Union announces its possession of the atomic bomb.
The U.S. officially recognizes Vietnam and begins military support of its regime.
The Soviet Union and China sign a treaty which names Japan and the U.S. as enemies.
King Leopold, after six years in exile, returns to Belgium.
The Mambo is introduced from Cuba.
The International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in 1952
The one-piece windshield is offered on the new Cadillac.
The FBI begins its "Tem Most Wanted Criminals" publicity campaign.
President Truman orders the production of the hydrogen bomb.
U.S. Census finds 150 million people.
The Brink's robbery in Boston involves seven men who have stolen nearly $3,000,000 from Brink's headquarters.
Television ownership in the U.S. begins to increase sharply, with estimates showing 8 million sets being used.
Federal troops take control of U.S. railroads; Truman orders the move in order to prevent a strike.
World Series Champion - New York Yankees
U.S. Open Golf - Ben Hogan
Pro Football Champion - Cleveland Browns
Indianapolis 500 Winner - Johnnie Parsons/124.002 MPH
Stanley Cup Winner - Detroit Red Wings
NCAA Basketball Champion - City College of New York
College Football Champion - Oklahoma
Heisman Trophy Winner - Vic Janowicz from Ohio State
Remember When - At their annual meeting, NFL Owners approved the unlimited substitution rule that had been used on a trial basis in 1949, setting the stage for two-platoon football and the game's modern specialist.
All My Love (Bolero) by Patti Page
Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine by Red Foley
The Cry of the Wild Goose by Frankie Laine
Hoop-Dee-Doo by Perry Como
I Wanna Be Loved by The Andrews Sisters
Mona Lisa by Nat "King" Cole
Rag Mop by the Ames Brothers
Sentimental Me by the Ames Brothers
The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
The Thing by Phil Harris
All About Eve - Academy Award Winner
Father of the Bride
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