Monday 23 January 1950
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while A Rage To Live by John O'Hara 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 23 January 1950 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Richard Gilliland in Fort Worth: Texas, USA; actor (Jonesy - The Waltons, Tom - Heartland).
- Richard Dean Anderson in Minneapolis: Minnesota, USA; actor (MacGyver, Emerald Point NAS).
- William Cunningham: rock bassist/pianist (Box Tops - "Letter").
- Patrick Simmons: guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers - "Minute by Minute").
- Richard Anderson: American actor, the former heartthrob of TV's "General Hospital" 1986-1991, leaving the soap when he felt overshadowed by another plotline.
- Bill Cunningham: American bass player and keyboard player (The Box Tops)
- Danny Federici: American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) (d. 2008)
- John Greaves: Welsh bass player and songwriter (Henry Cow National Health and The Lodge)
- Suzanne Scotchmer: American economist and academic (d. 2014)
- Luis Spinetta: Argentinian singer-songwriter guitarist and poet (Almendra Spinetta Jade Invisible Pescado Rabioso) (d. 2012)
- AP picks Miracle Braves of 1914 as greatest sports upset
- The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
- Rebel army of captain Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung.
- NFL rule changes open way for two-platoon system (offense and defense).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1950 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs) - Tony Martin & Fran Warren
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