Saturday 19 August 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Cardarelli and Pavel Turnovský.
No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Peter Cardarelli: American musician, a tenor sax player in Europe since 1992.
- Pavel Turnovský: Pavel Turnovský is a czech astrologer .
- Graeme Beard: Australian cricketer.
- Jennie Bond: English journalist and author.
- Sudha Murthy: Indian social worker and author.
- Giovanni Giorgi: Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950).
- ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch).
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