Wednesday 16 August 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1950). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stockwell Day and Peter York.
Alina, directed by Giorgio Pastina, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Innocents Abroad.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Stockwell Day: Canadian businessman and politician 15th Canadian Minister of International Trade.
- Peter York: Journalist.
- Andres Serrano: Photographer.
- Marshall Manesh: Iranian-born American actor.
- Princess Anne: Royalty.
- Hasely Crawford: Trinidad -- 100m runner (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Jeff Thomson: Australian cricketer.
- Neda Ukraden: Serbian singer.
- Marc Lachièze-Rey: French astrophysicist, cosmologist and theorist at CNRS, working in the laboratory 'AstroParticule and Cosmology' (APC) in Paris.
- West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
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