Wednesday 1 February 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Campbell and Ali Konca.
The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching What's My Line?.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Mike Campbell: American guitarist songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Mudcrutch).
- Ali Konca: Turkish politician.
- Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland.
- USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes.
- Chiang Kai-shek is re-elected as a president of the Republic of China.
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