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Events in 1950

2 January: The Time magazine Man of the Half Century is Winston Churchill.
6 January: The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China; in response the Republic of China cancels its diplomatic ties with the UK.
9 January: Israel recognizes the People's Republic of China.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
21 January: George Orwell, British author, dies in London at age 46.
17 February: At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.
3 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
9 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
8 May: In Denmark the Tolland man is dug up, a bog body from the 4th century BC and the best preserved of all such archeological finds according to Guinness World Records.
13 May: The first Formula One race takes place at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
28 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
4 June: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1369 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
25 June: The Korean War breaks out when forces of the North cross the border to occupy Seoul in the South.
4 July: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
10 September: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
21 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
21 October: The Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War goes into effect.
2 November: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, dies in Hertfordshire, England at age 94.
17 November: In Tibet fifteen years old Lhamo Dondrub is formally recognized as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1950

Time Person of the Year
The American soldier, Time Man of the Year.
Auguste Lumière, William Randolph Hearst, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, José Ortega y Gasset, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury and Johan Cruyff celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1950

The year 1950 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1854, 1865, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1899, 1905, 1911, 1922, 1933 and 1939 in the century before it and 1961, 1967, 1978, 1989, 1995, 2006, 2017, 2023, 2034 and 2045 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1950 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 November 2017.
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