Wednesday 22 February 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1950 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Genesis P-Orridge: English singer-songwriter (Psychic TV Thee Majesty Pigface and Splinter Test).
- Miou-Miou : French actress, best known for her roles in "La Dérobade" and "César".
- Lenny Kuhr: Dutch singer-songwriter.
- Julie Walters: British actress who won acclaim for her performance in "Educating Rita" winning a Tony Award for the stage performance.
- Ellen Greene in Brooklyn: New York, USA; singer/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors, One Fine Day).
- Sylvette Miou-Miou: Paris, France -- Actress (Bottom Line, Menage)
- Julius Erving: American basketball player, known popularly as "Dr. J." He played in the ABA with the Virginia Squires (1971–1973) and New York Nets (1973–1976), and in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1976–1987).
- Brockway and Weinstock publish Men of Music (rev ed)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme
- My Foolish Heart - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
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