Mean Temp 19.8°C 67.64 °F at Taegu
May 13, 1950 (Saturday)
- The first race in the inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship, providing for "a schedule of races around the world", was held at Silverstone in England, and won by Nino Farina of Italy.
- North Korea's Communist leader Kim Il-sung arrived in Beijing and informed China's Chairman Mao Zedong that Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union had given Kim the go-ahead to reunify the Korean peninsula by force, and received Mao's approval as well. Not believing Kim, Mao made an urgent visit to the Soviet Embassy that night and asked Ambassador N. V. Roshchin to get confirmation from Stalin, which was relayed the next day with the words, "If Chinese comrades do not agree, then we have to resolve this question."
- Born: Stevie Wonder, blind American soul musician, as Steveland Hardaway Judkins, in Saginaw, Michigan. A premature infant, Stevie developed retrolental fibroplasia while being exposed to pure oxygen in an incubator.
- Born: Danny Kirwan, British guitarist with Fleetwood Mac, in London; Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, in Dublin; and Bobby Valentine, American baseball manager, in Stamford, Connecticut
Today MacArthur protested the redeployment of the 19th BW and the 31st PRS to the states on economy grounds. He said they were not taking into account the explosive nature of his area of command, and that the loss of the bomber wing would severely limit his offensive capabilities.
|General of the Army Douglas MacArthur||LtGen Curtis E. LeMay|
After negotiations, MacArthur agreed to the proposal of Lt. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, Commanding General of SAC , that the 31st Reconnaissance Squadron be returned to SAC for refitting and extended training, while LeMay would maintain six RB-29's in FEAF on sixty day rotational duty.