Tuesday 17 October 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Howard E Rollins Jr and Michael Lynn Synar.
Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Across The River And Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stu Erwin Show.
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1950 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Howard E Rollins Jr: Baltimore, Maryland -- Actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World).
- Michael Lynn Synar: (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- ).
- Sandra Reemer: Dutch singer (As Love Goes).
- Philippe Barbarin: Italian ecclesiastic; Roman Catholic cardinal.
- Jean-François Humbert: French politician, a member of the Senate of France who represents the Doubs department and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement Party.
- Barbara Wilson: American writer; Wilson is also founder of Seal Press. A lesbian and a feminist, her heroines are usually strong, witty, adventurous and intelligent. She has written mysteries, novels, and published short-story collections.
- Howard Rollins: American actor (Born 1950)
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1950 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I'll Always Love You (Querida Mia) - Dinah Shore
- Harbor Lights - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Eddie Fisher - Thinking of You
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