Sunday 27 August 1950
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Fleischer in Washington DC and Cynthia Potter.
The Black Rose, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Charles Fleischer in Washington DC: USA; comedian (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?).
- Cynthia Potter: United States -- Springboard diver (1976 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Charles Fleischer: American comedian actor and singer.
- Neil Murray: Scottish bass player and songwriter (Whitesnake Black Sabbath Colosseum II and Gogmagog).
- Edmund Weiner: English lexicographer and author.
- Cesare Pavese: Italian writer, a novelist, critic and poet with a tormented personality.
- 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
- General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist.
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