Tuesday 1 August 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Furies, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Bunkhouse Buck: American professional wrestler.
- Jim Carroll: American writer, poet, singer and rock composer, a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his 1973 book of verse, "Living at the Movies.
- Doug Tract: Bronx, New York -- Radio DJ (Greaseman).
- Roy Williams: Coach.
- 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
- Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)
- Territory of Guam created
- US territory of Guam created.
- King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes king.
- American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule.
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- Play a Simple Melody - Gary Crosby & Friend (Bing Crosby)
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