Thursday 17 August 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Christian Kohlund .
No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1950 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Christian Kohlund: Swiss-German actor and director.
- Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
- Indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands.
- Korean War: Hill 303 massacre.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers
- Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene
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