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This article is about the particular significance of the year
1950 to Wales and its people.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Dylan Thomas makes his first visit to America.
23 February - For the first time ever, the Labour 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 at the dissolution, W. J. Gruffydd having been the last holder.
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 office, 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, begins operating 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 [ edit ]
The first Welsh Drama Festival is held.
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 -
New books [ edit ]
English language [ edit ]
Welsh language [ edit ]
Broadcasting [ edit ]
23 January - John Greaves, Welsh bass player and songwriter
7 February - Dai Havard MP, politician
16 February (in Nairobi) - Peter Hain MP, politician
11 March - Terry Cooper, footballer
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
24 May - Geoff Ellis, cricketer
26 May - Myron Wyn Evans, chemist
2 June - Jonathan Evans MEP, politician
14 June - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
25 August (in Dublin) - Brian Gibbons AM, politician
8 September - Martyn Woodroffe, swimmer
16 November - Chris O'Brien, rugby league player
8 December - Stephen Richards, judge
10 December - John Parsons, footballer
20 December (in Birmingham) - Sheenagh Pugh, poet and novelist
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
References [ edit ]
^ "About Us". Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association website. Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association. 2008 . Retrieved . 2009-07-13