Mean Temp 10.9°C 51.62°F at Taegu
April 3, 1950 (Monday)
- The standard ratio for the dimensions of television receivers was set at 4:3 (with the length of the screen being 4/3 of the height) after originally having been 5:4, and would remain the standard for nearly half a century. With the advent of digital television, the ratio would be changed to the wider 16:9 dimensions.
- Worlds in Collision, by Immanuel Velikovsky, was published for the first time, as a book by Macmillan Publishing.
- Born: Sally Thomsett, English actress, in Sussex
- Died: Kurt Weill, 50, German-born composer; and Carter G. Woodson, 74, African-American educator referred to as "The Father of Black History"