January 1950 in history

January 1950 events chronologically

Jan 1 Standard practice uses this day as the origin of the age scale Before Present
Jan 6 The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response
Jan 14 The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight
Jan 17 The Great Brink's Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car company's offices in Boston
Jan 21 American lawyer and government official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury
Jan 23 The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel
Jan 26 The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1950

Jan 14 Rambhadracharya a Hindu religious leader, educator, Sanskrit scholar, polyglot, poet, author, textual commentator, philosopher, composer, singer, playwright and Katha artist based in Chitrakoot, India. He is one of four incumbent Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, and has held this title since 1988
Jan 18 Gilles Villeneuve a Canadian racing driver. Villeneuve spent six years in Grand Prix racing with Ferrari, winning six races and widespread acclaim for his performances
Jan 23 Richard Dean Anderson an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver. Anderson later appeared in films, including Through the Eyes of a Killer , Pandora's Clock and Firehouse
Jan 25 Jean-Marc Ayrault a French politician who was Prime Minister of France from 16 May 2012 to 31 March 2014. He was the Mayor of Nantes from 1989 to 2012, and he led the Socialist Party group in the National Assembly from 1997 to 2012
Jan 26 Jörg Haider an Austrian politician. He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Austrian Freedom Party and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Austria , a breakaway party from the FPÖ
Jan 26 Jack Youngblood an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League for fourteen seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a five-time consensus All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Before playing professionally, Youngblood played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American. He is considered among the best players Florida ever produced—a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and one of only five Florida Gators to be named to the Gator Football Ring of Honor
Jan 28 Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the 1st King of Bahrain , having previously been its 2nd Emir. He is the son of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the previous and 1st Emir. The country has been run by the Al Khalifa dynasty since 1783

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1950

Jan 2 Emil Jannings a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first person to be presented with an Oscar when he was honored with the first Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony
Jan 5 John Rabe best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the event. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from slaughter during the massacre. He officially represented Germany and acted as senior chief of the European–American establishment that remained in Nanking, the Chinese capital at the time, when the city fell to the Japanese troops
Jan 8 Joseph Schumpeter an Austrian economist and political scientist. He briefly served as Finance Minister of Austria in 1919. In 1932 he became a professor at Harvard University where he remained until the end of his career. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, Schumpeter popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics
Jan 15 Henry H. Arnold an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps , Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services. Arnold was also the founder of Project RAND, which evolved into one of the world's largest non-profit global policy think tanks, the RAND Corporation, and one of the founders of Pan American World Airways
Jan 16 Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Georg Friedrich Maria Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, nicknamed "Taffi", ran the German Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate from 1909 until 1941. He was indicted for prosecution at the 1945 Nuremberg trials, but the charges were dropped because of his failing health
Jan 21 George Orwell an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democratic socialism
Jan 29 Sudirman a high-ranking Indonesian military officer during the Indonesian National Revolution. The first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces, he continues to be widely respected in the country