Saturday 8 July 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Three Little Words, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Don't Look Now.
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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- Othmar Spann: Austrian economist / sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71.
- 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
- 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
- Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
- US General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea.
- Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea.
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