Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
1950 (Roman Numerals: MCML) was the 50th year of the 20th century. 1950 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1950.
News Events of 1950
Korean War begins when Communist North Korea invades the South.
First racing season.
The Jack Benny Show makes its TV debut.
New Indian constitution comes into force. India becomes a republic.
Egypt demands that Britain remove all its military forces from the Suez Canal.
Peanuts comic strip first published.
The Peak District becomes Britain's first national park.
Myxomatosis introduced into Australia to reduce the country's population of wild rabbits.
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
Sports in 1950
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