Tuesday 8 August 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
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.
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Martine Aubry: French politician.
- Sarah Dunant: English author and critic.
- Willie Hall: American drummer and producer (The Blues Brothers The Bar-Kays and Booker T. & the M.G.
- Ken Kutaragi: Japanese businessman created PlayStation.
- Lucjan Lis: Polish-German cyclist (d. 2015).
- Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
- Winston Churchill supports idea of a pan-European army allied with Canada and the U.S.
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