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

Theater Premiere

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Ocean [Leslie Charles], Trinidadian-British pop and R&B singer ("Caribbean Queen"; "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"), born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Joseph R. Tanner, American astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97), born in Danville, Illinois
  • Richie Ranno, American rock guitarist (Starz), born in The Bronx, New York City

Famous Deaths

George OrwellGeorge Orwell (1903-1950)

British author (Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four), dies at 46

1950 Highlights

About January 21, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius