Saturday 5 August 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rosi Mittermaier and Holly Palance in Los Angeles.
Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Rosi Mittermaier: German FR, slalom / downhill (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Holly Palance in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It).
- Joseph Eaton: American street person, the son of a wealthy Massachusetts family, he died a homeless alcoholic in San Francisco of AIDS on 12/03/1988.
- John Smith: American athlete, who competed in the sprints events during his career.
- Luiz Gushiken: Brazilian union leader and politician (d. 2013).
- Emil Abderhalden: Swiss physiologist / bio-chemistry, dies at 73.
- Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
- Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)
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