1950 in Northern Ireland
- 12 March - Llandow air disaster: 83 people die when a plane carrying Welsh rugby fans home from Belfast crashes in South Wales.
- 12 May - Nationalist Senators and MPs in Northern Ireland ask the government of the Republic to give Northern-elected representatives seats in the Dáil and Seanad.
- 3 July - Ulster Transport Authority closes the Ballycastle Railway and the Ballymena and Larne Railway.
Arts and literature
- September - Poet Philip Larkin takes up a 5-year post as sub-librarian at Queen's University Belfast.
This was the only year where Ireland didn't participate at the Commonwealth Games. (British Empire Games)
- Winners: Linfield
- British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship is held at Royal County Down Golf Club, (winner:Vicomtesse de St Sauveur).
- 16 February - Peter Hain. 16th Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
- 12 April - Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop in The Diocese of Down and Connor.
- 23 May - Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin MP, MLA, and Deputy First Minister (died 2017).
- 23 June - Martin O'Hagan, journalist (died 2001).
- 9 July - Alban Maginness, SDLP MLA.
- 12 August - Medbh McGuckian, poet.
- Paul Bew, Baron Bew, professor of Irish politics at Queen's University of Belfast.
- Denis Donaldson, volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army, member of Sinn Féin, exposed in 2005 as an informer (died 2006).
- Brian Keenan, writer and hostage in Lebanon.
- 20 July - Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Unionist politician (born 1880).
- James Sleator, painter (born 1889).
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