March 1950 in history

March 1950 events chronologically

Mar 1 Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data
Mar 7 Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy
Mar 12 The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time
Mar 16 Communist Czechoslovakia's ministry of foreign affairs asks nuncios of Vatican to leave the country
Mar 17 Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "californium"

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1950

Mar 4 Rick Perry an American politician who is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position
Mar 12 Javier Clemente a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of Libya.
Mar 13 William H. Macy an American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman"
Mar 18 Brad Dourif an American actor, voice artist, and comedian who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and has since appeared in a number of memorable roles. He is best known for portraying Charles Lee Ray / Chucky in the Child's Play franchise, Deputy Clinton Pell in Mississippi Burning, Younger Brother in Ragtime, Piter De Vries in David Lynch's Dune, Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings and Doc Cochran in Deadwood
Mar 20 William Hurt an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States , for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the well-received neo-noir Body Heat
Mar 21 Sergey Lavrov a Russian diplomat, who has been the Foreign Minister of Russia since 2004. His nomination to the Foreign Minister's office was approved by two Russian presidents, in 2008 by Dmitry Medvedev and in 2012 by Vladimir Putin
Mar 26 Martin Short a Canadian American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos , Innerspace , Father of the Bride , Pure Luck , Father of the Bride Part II , Mars Attacks! , and Jungle 2 Jungle and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He also has appeared on stage and won the Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Musical for the 1999 Broadway revival of Little Me

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1950

Mar 1 Alfred Korzybski a Polish-American independent scholar who developed a field called general semantics, which he viewed as both distinct from, and more encompassing than, just the field of semantics. He argued that human knowledge of the world is limited both by the human nervous system and the languages humans have developed, and thus no one can have direct access to reality, given that the most we can know is that which is filtered through the brain's responses to reality. His best known dictum is "The map is not the territory"
Mar 5 Roman Shukhevych a Ukrainian politician, military leader, and general of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
Mar 6 Albert François Lebrun a French politician, President of France from 1932 to 1940. He was the last president of the Third Republic. He was a member of the center-right Democratic Republican Alliance
Mar 11 Heinrich Mann a German novelist who wrote works with strong social themes. His numerous criticisms of the growth of fascism forced him to flee for his life after the Nazis came to power in 1933
Mar 19 Edgar Rice Burroughs an American writer, best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
Mar 19 Norman Haworth a British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid while working at the University of Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his investigations on carbohydrates and vitamin C". The prize was shared with Swiss chemist Paul Karrer for his work on other vitamins
Mar 30 Léon Blum a French politician, usually identified with the moderate left, and three times Prime Minister of France.