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 (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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha


Which were the most popular books released in February 1950?
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Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master


In 'Mr. Jones meet the Master', you are allowed the privilege of reading just a few of Dr. Marshall's sermons. When most people (Especially teenagers) hear that you're reading 'a book

Home Town by Cleveland Amory

Home Town


"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.

I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin

I Leap Over The Wall


First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

Peace Of Soul by Fulton J. Sheen

Peace Of Soul


Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

The King'S Cavalier by Samuel Shellabarger

The King'S Cavalier


Fictional Novel, Historical Fiction