In 1950 China officially becomes involved in the Korean War, sending troops across the Yalu River. In 1952 the first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil premieres starring Robert Stack. In 1955 the Soviet Union detonates their first Hydrogen Bomb over Hazakhstan. And in 1956 bandleader Tommy Dorsey dies at age 51.
Born on this date - baseball hall of famer Lefty Gomez (1908), newsman Eric Sevareid (1912), cartoonist [Peanuts] Charles Schulz (1922), singer Robert Goulet (1933), singer/actress Marian Mercer (1935) and comedian/impressionist Rich Little (1938).
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