Thursday 14 September 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Nifong and Paul Kossoff.
The Black Rose, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Story Of Ernie Pyle by Lee G. Miller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Danger.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Michael Nifong: American attorney.
- Paul Kossoff: English guitarist and songwriter (Free Black Cat Bones and Back Street Crawler) (d. 1976).
- Masami Kuwashima: Japanese race car driver.
- Mike Nifong: American lawyer and politician.
- John Steptoe: American author and illustrator (d. 1989).
- Western allies rearm West Germany
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