Friday 4 August 1950
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sabina Ciuffini and Michael Lane.
Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1950 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Sabina Ciuffini: Italian model, actress, and television personality.
- Michael Lane: American publisher and co-founder of the whimsical travel magazine, "Monk.
- Caldwell Jones: American basketball player and coach (d. 2014).
- N Rangaswamy: Indian lawyer and politician 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1950 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Play a Simple Melody - Gary Crosby & Friend (Bing Crosby)
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