Wednesday 24 May 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, 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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Which were the important events of 24 May 1950 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Jo Ann Washam: LPGA golfer.
- Heinrich: Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen (d. 1999).
- Vivian Ramsey: English engineer and judge.
- Larry Seidlin: American lawyer and judge.
- Terry Taylor: American singer-songwriter and producer (Daniel Amos The Swirling Eddies and Lost Dogs).
- Archibald Wavell: 1st Earl Wavell English general and politician 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950).
- Maritime Administration (under Department of Commerce).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
- I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page
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