Saturday 21 January 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Billy Ocean and Joseph R Tanner in Danville.
Whirlpool, directed by Otto Preminger, 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 NBC Television Opera Theatre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 21 January 1950
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 21 January 1950 ?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Billy Ocean: R&B Singer.
- Richie Ranno: Rocker.
- Joseph R Tanner in Danville: Illinois, USA; astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk 97).
- Silke Maier-Witt: German terrorist who is one of the leaders of a famous terrorism group.
- Gary Locke: American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, and 36th United States Secretary of Commerce.
- Agnes van Ardenne: Dutch politician and diplomat Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation.
- George Orwell: British novelist and essayist who won his greatest success in 1946 with his amusing and witty anti-communist satire, "Animal Farm," and in 1949 with his shocking and insightful futuristic novel, "1984.
- Lend an Ear closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
- New York jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.
- Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
- Accused communist spy Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1950 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs) - Tony Martin & Fran Warren
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?