Friday 10 February 1950
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 February 1950 ?
- Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
- Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
- Saint Silvanus
- Saint Charalampe
- Saint Austreberta
- Blessed Arnaud
- Blessed Hugo (d. 1164)
- Italy - National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe to commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiliee and Foibe massacres.
- Mike Rutherford: Rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics).
- Mark Spitz in Modesto: California, USA; swimmer (Olympics - 9 gold/silver/bronze - 1968, 1972).
- Gail Rebuck: CEO (Random House).
- Luis Colosio: Mexican politician, the campaign manager for President Carlos Salinas de Gortari in 1988.
- Mark Spitz: American professional swimmer who, at the age of two, learned to swim when his family moved to Hawaii.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1950 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Johnnie Lee Wills - Rag Mop
- Teresa Brewer - (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!
- It Isn't Fair - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
- Bing Crosby - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- Rag Mop - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
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