Thursday 24 August 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
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.
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Georg Preuße: German actor and drag performer, known as "Mary Morgan".
- Bob Nash: American athlete, a pro basketball player drafted by Detroit in 1972.
- John Banaszak: Pittsburgh Steelers three-time Super Bowl champion.
- Tim White: American paleoanthropologist and academic.
- Frank Murray: Australian field hockey national coach (1992, 96 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Ernst Wiechert: Writer, dies at 63.
- 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
- Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
- Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
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