Thursday 4 May 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Faith Wallis and Hilly Hicks in Los Angeles.
D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1950 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Faith Wallis: Canadian educator, a Professor of Medieval Studies at McGill University, specializing in the history of medicine and science from the medieval period including a study of time-reckoning and the history of calendars.
- Hilly Hicks in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Roll Out, Roots).
- Darryl Hunt: English bass player (The Pogues and Plummet Airlines).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1950 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Mindy Carson - My Foolish Heart
- Bewitched - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
- Hoop-Dee-Doo - Perry Como & Fontane Sisters
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