|years:||1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
|decades:||1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
|centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
- Korean War
- War on the Korean peninsula on Earth, lasting until 1953.
- The element californium discovered in the United States on the planet Earth, named for California.
- Silver Slipper opens on Earth, lasting until 1988.
- I, Robot published.
Births and deaths
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- 1 March
- Alfred Korzybski dies.
- 19 March
- Edgar Rice Burroughs dies.
- 19 October
- Edna St. Vincent Millay dies.