In 1950 the United Nations moves into it's new headquarters in New York City. Land for the facility was donated by the Rockefeller family. In 1957 U.S. President Eisenhower offers to suspend nuclear testing for two years if the Soviets will stop producing nuclear materials and submit to inspections. And in 1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States.
Born on this date - William Allen "Count" Basie (1904), animator [Bugs Bunny] Friz Freleng (1906), actress Nancy Kulp (1921), sportscaster Chris Schenkel (1923), British Princess Margaret (1930), basketball MVP Wilt Chamberlain (1936) and singer Kenny Rogers (1938).