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Headlines From 1950 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1950 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1950 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1950 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1950 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1950 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1950 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1950 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1950 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1950 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1950 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
12th January 1950The British submarine ‘Truculent’ collides with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames Estuary and sinks; sixty-four people die.
21st January 1950George Orwell, English author of “1984” and “Animal Farm” (b. 1903) dies.
26th January 1950India formally declares its own constitution, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first president.
12th February 1950Albert Einstein warns that nuclear war could lead to mutual destruction.
1sr March 1950Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying against both the United States and Britain for the Soviet Union. Fuchs had given top secret atomic bomb data to the Soviet Union, which had led to his arrest..
12th March 1950An aeroplane carrying returning rugby fans from Ireland to Wales crashes near to Llandow, with the loss of eighty lives.
13th May 1950The first race in the inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone, England.
25th June 1950North Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into South Korea. The Korean War officially begins.
16th July 1950Uruguay beat Brazil 2-1 to win the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
5th August 1950Florence Chadwick swims across the English Channel in thirteen hours and twenty-two minutes.
15th August 1950An earthquake and terrible flooding kills 574 people in Assam, India, and leaves 5,000,000 homeless.
7th September 1950A coal mine collapses in New Cumnock, Scotland, killing thirteen miners; 116 are rescued.
20th November 1950Iconic war poet T. S. Eliot speaks-out against television in the United Kingdom.
22nd November 1950Shirley Temple announces her retirement from show business.
26th November 1950 Troops from the People's Republic of China move into North Korea and launch a massive counterattack against South Korean and American forces at Chosin. Any hopes of a quick end to the Korean War are dashed.
3rd December 1950Mount Etna erupts in Sicily. The eruption lasts for 371 days, causing damage to vineyards and orchards.
24th December 1950Scottish nationalists take the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey.
28th December 1950The Peak District becomes Britain's first National Park.
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A Newspaper From 1950

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).