February 1950 calendar

February 1950

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1950?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 01 Feb 1950 The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
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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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1950?

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master


"Mr. You are permitted to read a few sermons by Dr. Marshall in 'Mr. Most people, especially teenagers, don't know what a book is.

I, My Ancestor by Nancy Wilson Ross

I, My Ancestor


Ms. Wilson was later to immerse herself in Zen Buddhism. An emotionally and physically dead-end occurs in the relationship between a successful young executive and his wife.

Modern Arms And Free Men by Vannevar Bush

Modern Arms And Free Men


The "world's most distinguished scientist in the field armaments" answers questions regarding America and future threats from technological advances in atomic fuel and manufactured disease in its hands

The Dream Merchants by Harold Robbins

The Dream Merchants


The New York Times bestseller The Carpetbaggers is back with a story of passion, intrigue and power. The New York Times bestseller The Dream Merchants spent 11 weeks on the best-sellers list. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the early …

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

The Parasites


"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier's instinct is so strong that every woman wants to read her." Celia, Niall, and Maria grew up in the