Mean Temp 11.5°C 52.7°F at Taegu
April 22, 1950 (Saturday)
- Landing Operation on Hainan Island: Communist Chinese forces succeeded in capturing Hainan Island from the Taiwan and its Nationalist Chinese government. The fall of Hainan, which had almost the same land area as the island of Taiwan, cut the remaining territory of Nationalist China almost by half.
- Born: Peter Frampton, English rock musician, in Bromley; and Natsagiin Bagabandi, President of Mongolia 1997–2005, in Zavkhan Province
- Died: Charles Hamilton Houston, 54, African-American lawyer and civil rights activist, known as "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow"