1950 was a year in the 20th century.
- Twelve-year-old George McFly tries to stand up for his friend Billy Stockhausen but fails to do so.
- The first year of sports statistics that was covered by the Grays Sports Almanac.
- October 28: The Jack Benny Program begins.
- Sunday, March 26: Alan Silvestri (Composer of the Back to the Future trilogy) is born.
- Wednesday, July 5: Huey Lewis is born.
- Sunday, August 27: Charles Fleischer (who played Terry) is born.