On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1950

Historical Events

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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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 interestGeorge Orwell

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

1950 Highlights

About January 21, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius