1950 in Wales
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|1950 in Wales|
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- Prince of Wales - vacant
- Princess of Wales – vacant
- Archbishop of Wales – John Morgan, Bishop of Llandaff
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales
- February - Dylan Thomas makes his first visit to America.
- 23 February - For the first time ever, the Labour Party contests all Parliamentary seats in Wales. Following the General Election, Wales has 27 Labour MPs, 4 Liberals, 3 Conservatives and one National Liberal/Conservative.
- University of Wales seat is abolished.
- Roderic Bowen is re-elected for Cardiganshire, with the largest Liberal majority in the country.
- David Ormsby-Gore, the future Lord Harlech, becomes MP for Oswestry.
- Abertillery's Labour MP, George Daggar, dies later in the year, to be replaced by Llywelyn Williams.
- Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, following the abolition of his Llandaff and Barry constituency, is elected MP for Leicester North East.
- Roy Jenkins, whose Southwark seat has been abolished, is elected for Birmingham Stechford.
- Elwyn Jones becomes MP for West Ham South.
- Following the election, Ness Edwards becomes Postmaster-General. During his time in the role, he introduces the greetings telegram.
- 12 March - 80 of the 83 people on board an Avro Tudor V aircraft are killed when it crashes at Llandow in Glamorgan, making it the world's worst air disaster for the time.
- 27 August - Six people are killed in a rail collision at Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd.
- 2 October - The Welsh Air Service, the world's first scheduled helicopter service operates between Cardiff, Wrexham and Liverpool.
- In Swansea, three houses collapse, killing seven people.
- Glanllyn is acquired as a permanent site for meetings of Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
- In the Honours lists
- William Havard becomes Bishop of St David's.
- Margaret Haig Thomas, Viscountess Rhondda, becomes President of University College, Cardiff.
- The Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association is founded.
Arts and literature
- The first Welsh Drama Festival is held.
- American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith visits the UK to take photographs of working-class; three of those published are of the South Wales valleys.
- National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Caerphilly) (first "all-Welsh" Eisteddfod)
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - Gwilym Tilsley
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Euros Bowen
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - withheld
- Ambrose Bebb - Machlud yr Oesoedd Canol
- Aneirin Talfan Davies - Blodeugerdd o englynion
- Sir Leonard Twiston Davies - Welsh furniture: an introduction
- Kathleen Freeman - Greek City States
- Edward Morgan Humphreys - Gwŷr enwog gynt
- Thomas Jones (T. J.) - Welsh Broth
- Richard Llewellyn - A Few Flowers for Shiner
- V. E. Nash-Williams - The Early Christian Monuments of Wales
- Edgar Phillips - Caniadau Trefîn
- Harold Henry Rowley - The Growth of the Old Testament
- Bertrand Russell - Unpopular Essays
- Arthur Wade-Evans - Coll Prydain
- David Pryse Williams - Canmlwyddiant Libanus ... braslun o'r hanes
- Raymond Williams - Reading and Criticism
- William Crwys Williams - Pedair Pennod
- Harry Parr Davies - Dear Miss Phoebe (musical)
- Arwel Hughes - Dewi Sant (Saint David) (oratorio)
- Grace Williams - Three Traditional Ballads
- W. S. Gwynn Williams - Breuddwyd Glyndwr
- Glyn Houston makes his film debut in The Blue Lamp, which also stars Meredith Edwards.
- Ray Milland stars in Copper Canyon and A Woman of Distinction.
- Tessie O'Shea guest stars in The Blue Lamp.
- Rugby union - Wales win their fourth Grand Slam.
- 7 February - Dai Havard MP, politician
- 16 February (in Nairobi) - Peter Hain MP, politician
- 18 March - Lorraine Barrett AM, politician
- 27 March - Terry Yorath, footballer and football manager
- 3 May - Mary Hopkin, singer
- 5 May - Pat Thomas, boxer, born in Saint Kitts
- 26 May - Myron Evans, chemist
- 2 June - Jonathan Evans MEP, politician
- 14 June - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
- 25 August (in Dublin) - Brian Gibbons AM, politician
- 10 December - John Parsons, footballer
- 20 December (in Birmingham) - Sheenagh Pugh, poet and novelist
- date unknown
- Robert Pugh, actor
- 23 January - Jack Rhapps, dual-code international rugby player, 73
- 13 February - Rees Howells, missionary and founder of the Bible College at Swansea, 70
- 28 February - David Lewis Prosser, Archbishop of Wales, 81
- 9 March - Timothy Evans, wrongly executed for murder, 35
- 15 March - Sir Wilfrid Hubert Poyer Lewis, judge
- 12 April - Joe Rees, rugby union player, 56
- 29 April - Wallace Watts, Wales international rugby union player, 80
- 23 June - Joseph Harry, minister and poet
- 2 July - Henry Haydn Jones MP, politician, 84
- 30 August - Ralph Hancock, landscape gardener, 57
- 14 October - George Daggar MP, politician, 71
- 28 October - Alis Mallt Williams, novelist
- 21 November - Hugh Emyr Davies, poet
- "About Us". Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association website. Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-13.