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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1950.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1950: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1950?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1950 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland.
  • 02 Feb 1950 Arms & the Girl opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 03 Feb 1950 American Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges.
  • 04 Feb 1950 Ingrid Bergman's illegitimate child arouses ire in the U.S.
  • 06 Feb 1950 First Cabinet Secretary N.R.Pillai appointed in India.
  • 07 Feb 1950 Georges Bidault forms French government.
  • 08 Feb 1950 Payment first made by Diners Club card, in New York, first use of a charge card.
  • 09 Feb 1950 Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists
  • 12 Feb 1950 US Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees.
  • 14 Feb 1950 USSR and China sign peace treaty.
  • 15 Feb 1950 KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Feb 1950 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 18 Feb 1950 Dance Me a Song closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 19 Feb 1950 Konrad Adenauer tries unsuccessfully to negotiate with East Germany to begin unification.
  • 20 Feb 1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • 21 Feb 1950 WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Feb 1950 Brockway and Weinstock publish Men of Music (rev ed)
  • 23 Feb 1950 United Kingdom general election, 1950 : The Labour Party, led by Clement Attlee remains in office but the Tories, led by Winston Churchill increase their seats in the House of Commons.
  • 24 Feb 1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election.
  • 25 Feb 1950 Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
  • 27 Feb 1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China.
  • 28 Feb 1950 Alive & Kicking closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1950?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - It Isn't Fair
  2. - Rag Mop
  3. - Rag Mop
  4. - (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!
  5. - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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No Man of Her Own

No Man of Her Own

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

Country: United States of America

Stars in My Crown

Stars in My Crown

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Three Came Home

Three Came Home

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Young Man with a Horn

Young Man with a Horn

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States of America

Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1950?
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A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale

A Guide To Confident Living

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"Change your thoughts and you change your life." -- Norman Vincent Peale A Guide to Confident Living shows you how to release your inner powers to achieve confidence and contentment.

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp

The Peabody Sisters Of Salem

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Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

Home Town by Cleveland Amory

Home Town

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"Timely and yet timeless, laughable and yet lovable, it is the intimate, vivid, saga-like tale of 2,296 human souls who live in a town most of us have never heard of.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

The Seven Storey Mountain

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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

American Freedom And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard

American Freedom And Catholic Power

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Mild tanning to spine and pages. Otherwise clean, sturdy copy.