Wednesday 17 May 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, 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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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Keith Bradley: Baron Bradley English accountant and politician.
- Janez Drnovšek: Slovenian economist and politician 2nd President of Slovenia (d. 2008).
- Alan Johnson: English politician Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
- Valeriya Novodvorskaya: Russian journalist and politician (d. 2014).
- Pat Soltysik: American revolutionary, one of ten members of a radical militant group, the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army).
- Christian Lacroix: French couturier (Chic Frills)
- Valeria Novodvorskaya: Russian politician, dissident, founder and chairwoman of the Democratic Union party
- Janez Drnovsek: Slovenian politician; state president from Slovenia. He died February 23, 2008, age 57.
- A A: Johnson; British Member of Parliament.
- Howard Ashman: American song writer ("Under the Sea"), dies of AIDS at 40 (born 1950).
- Eduardo Fabini: Composer, dies at 67.
- Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
- Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (19th government)
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