Wednesday 8 February 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include England Dan and Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon.
Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching What's My Line?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1950 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- England Dan: Singer ( & John Ford Coley).
- Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon: Cuba -- Cosmonaut.
- Michael Goodroe: rock bassist (Motels - "Only the Lonely").
- Cristina Ferrare: American former supermodel and actress.
- Payment first made by Diners Club card, in New York, first use of a charge card.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1950 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Teresa Brewer - (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!
- It Isn't Fair - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
- Bing Crosby - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- Rag Mop - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
- Johnnie Lee Wills - Rag Mop
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