What Happened on January 21, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

Event of interestEvent of Interest

T. S. Eliot's play "The Cocktail Party" premieres in NYC

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46