Sunday 6 August 1950
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dorian Harewood in Dayton and Nathan Purdee.
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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- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Dorian Harewood in Dayton: Ohio, USA; actor (Earl - Glitter, Trauma Center).
- Nathan Purdee: Actor (Nathan - Young and the Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live).
- Winston E Scott: Miami, Florida -- USN Commander / Astronaut (STS 72, 87).
- Dorian Harewood: American actor in film and TV, a strong supporting performer in many movies and miniseries, memorable as the lead in "The Jesse Owens Story" on TV.
- Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.
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