Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1947 1948 194919501951 1952 1953

1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday in the Gregorian calendar.

Events

Births

Deaths

 June 22 Lonnie Moon

Awards

Movies released

Hit songs

  • "A-Razz-A-Ma-Tazz" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "All My Love (Bolero)" – Patti Page
  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" – Al Jolson
  • "Ballin' The Jack" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "Ballin' The Jack" – Danny Kaye
  • "Be My Love" – Mario Lanza
  • "Bewitched" – Doris Day
  • "Black Lace" – Frankie Laine
  • "Boo-Hoo" – Guy Lombardo & The Lombardo Trio
  • "A Bushel And A Peck" – Perry Como & Betty Hutton
  • "Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)" – The Ames Brothers
  • "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" – Red Foley
  • "Cry Of The Wild Goose" – Frankie Laine
  • "Daddy's Little Girl" – The Mills Brothers
  • "Dear, Dear, Dear" – Frankie Laine
  • "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" – Frankie Laine
  • "A Dreamer's Holiday" – Buddy Clark & The Girlfriends
  • "Enjoy Yourself" – Guy Lombardo (Kenny Gardner& The Lombardo Trio vocals)
  • "Goodnight, Irene" – The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins
  • "Harbor Lights" – Sammy Kaye
  • "Here Comes Santa Claus" – Andrews Sisters
  • "L'Hymne A L'Amour (Hymn To Love)" – Édith Piaf
  • "I Can Dream, Can't I?" – The Andrews Sisters
  • "I Love You For That" – Patti Page & Frankie Laine
  • "I Wanna Be Loved" – The Andrews Sisters
  • "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" – Eileen Barton
  • "I'm Moving On" – Hank Snow
  • "It Isn't Fair" – Sammy Kaye (Don Cornell vocal)
  • "Let's Go West Again" – Al Jolson
  • "A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome" – Frankie Laine
  • "Mona Lisa" – Nat King Cole
  • "Music, Maestro, Please" – Frankie Laine
  • "Music! Music! Music!" – Teresa Brewer
  • "My Heart Cries For You" – Guy Mitchell
  • "Nevertheless" – The Mills Brothers
  • "No Other Love" – Jo Stafford
  • "The Old Piano Roll Blues" Al Jolson & The Andrews Sisters
  • "Patricia" – Perry Como
  • "Play A Simple Melody" – Gary Crosby & Friend (Bing Crosby)
  • "Rag Mop" – The Ames Brothers
  • "Red Hot Mama" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "The Roving Kind" – Guy Mitchell
  • "Sentimental Me" – The Ames Brothers
  • "Sleepy Ol' River" – Frankie Laine
  • "Someday" – The Mills Brothers
  • "Someday" – Vaughn Monroe
  • "Sometime" – The Mariners
  • "Stars & Stripes Forever" – Frankie Laine
  • "Swingin' In A Hammock" – Guy Lombardo (Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio vocals)
  • "The Tennessee Waltz" – Patti Page
  • "There's No Tomorrow" – Tony Martin
  • "The Thing" – Phil Harris
  • "The Third Man Theme" – Anton Karas
  • "The Third Man Theme" – Guy Lombardo
  • "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming" – Patti Page

New books

  • Across the River and Into the TreesErnest Hemingway
  • The AdventurerMika Waltari
  • Beetlecreek – William Demby
  • Cabbagetown – Hugh Garner
  • The Cardinal – Henry Morton Robinson
  • The Child Who Never GrewPearl S. Buck
  • The Disenchanted – Budd Schulberg
  • The Door in the Wall – Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Town and the CityJack Kerouac
  • Floodtide – Frank Yerby
  • Florence NightingaleCecil Woodham-Smith
  • The Grass Is SingingDoris Lessing
  • I, RobotIsaac Asimov
  • Joy Street – Frances Parkinson Keyes
  • Jubilee Trail – Gwen Bristow
  • Kon-Tiki – Thor Heyerdahl
  • The Liberal Imagination – Lionel Trilling
  • The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC. S. Lewis
  • The Little World of Don Camillo – Giovanni Guareschi
  • The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury
  • Parade's End – Ford Madox Ford
  • The Parasites – Daphne du Maurier
  • Reading and CriticismRaymond Williams
  • Scenes from Provincial Life – William Cooper
  • Star Money – Kathleen Winsor
  • Summer In The Country – Edith Templeton
  • La vida breve (A Brief Life) – Juan Carlos Onetti
  • The Voyage of the Space Beagle – A. E. van Vogt
  • The Wall – John Hersey

1950 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.