January 21, 1950 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)

Deaths in History


Person of interestGeorge Orwell

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