Today in History for February 1950

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 35 of 35

1st - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
1st - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
2nd - "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
2nd - 1st broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS-TV
3rd - Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
4th - 4th British Empire Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
7th - Georges Bidault forms French government
7th - Sen Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Department of State (equiv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
7th - US & Great Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
9th - Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists
11th - "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
11th - 4th British Empire Games close in Auckland, New Zealand
12th - Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb
12th - Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
14th - Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
14th - USSR & China sign peace treaty
15th - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 15th - WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in NYC
15th - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
15th - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
16th - Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
16th - Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
17th - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
18th - "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
19th - Ground-breaking ceremony held for Mississippi Vocational College (later Mississippi Valley State University)
20th - Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
20th - WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC
21st - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
22nd - Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
23rd - 7th Golden Globes: All the King's Men, Broderick Crawford, & Olivia de Havilland win
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 24th - Labour wins British parliamentary election
25th - "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
26th - Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" premieres in NYC
27th - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
28th - "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
2nd - Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
2nd - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
3rd - Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer
3rd - Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], actress (Falcon Crest), born in Dallas, Texas
4th - James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
4th - Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
4th - Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
4th - Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
5th - Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
6th - Mike Batt, composer/arranger
6th - Natalie Cole, vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California
6th - Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
6th - Rich Glover, NFLer
7th - Burt Hooton, baseball player
7th - Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
8th - Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
8th - Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
8th - Ted Turner, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
8th - Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
9th - Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
9th - Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
9th - Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
9th - Richard F. Colburn, American politician
10th - Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
10th - Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
11th - Clarence Ellis, NFLer
11th - Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
11th - Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
11th - Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
12th - Michael Ironside, actor, (Starship Troopers)
12th - Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
13th - Leonard Pascoe, cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82)
13th - Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
14th - Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
14th - Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
15th - Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
15th - Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
16th - Peter Hain, British MP
16th - Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
16th - Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
17th - Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
18th - Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
18th - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
18th - Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
19th - Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
20th - John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)
20th - Walter Becker, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York
20th - Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
22nd - Ellen Greene, American vocalist/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
22nd - Julie Walters, England, actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears)
NBA Legend Julius ErvingNBA Legend Julius Erving (22nd) 22nd - Julius Erving, Nassau County New York, ABA/NBA forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Phila 76ers)
22nd - Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], Paris France, actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband)
22nd - Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer
23rd - Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)
23rd - Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
24th - Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
24th - G J M Gazdar, computational linguist
24th - George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)
25th - Anthony Lloyd, British MP
25th - Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
25th - Neil Jordan, director (Crying Game)
Singer and Guitarist George ThorogoodSinger and Guitarist George Thorogood (24th) 25th - Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina 2003-2007), born in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz (d. 2010)
25th - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
26th - Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
27th - Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
27th - Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
28th - Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
28th - Stephen Chatman, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David AttenboroughNatural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough (17th) 17th - Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 15 of 15

2nd - Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (b. 1873)
3rd - Karl Seitz, president of Austria, dies at 80
6th - Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
6th - Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans) dies at 68
10th - Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer, dies at 70
10th - Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
13th - Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
14th - Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
14th - Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
16th - David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
18th - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
19th - Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
25th - George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
26th - Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
27th - Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58

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