Thursday 11 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 Dane Iorg and Sadashiv Amrapurkar.
Annie Get Your Gun, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 May 1950 ?
- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
- Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
- Dane Iorg: Baseball player (Philles, Cards).
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar: Indian actor and singer (d. 2014).
- Jeremy Paxman: English journalist and author.
- Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die.
- The Kefauver Committee hearings into U.S. organized crime begin.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Hoop-Dee-Doo - Kay Starr
- Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Roses
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