Friday 17 March 1950, St. Patrick's Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrick Adams and Michael Been.
Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Home Sweet Zoo by Clare Barnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Beat the Clock.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Patrick Adams: American record producer and songwriter.
- Michael Been: American singer-songwriter (The Call) (d. 2010).
- Mehmet İrtemçelik: Turkish diplomat.
- Belgian government of Eyskens resigns.
- Element 98 (Californium) announced.
- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name ''Californium''.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1950 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- Billy Eckstine - My Foolish Heart
- Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
- Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - The Third Man Theme
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Music! Music! Music!
- Music! Music! Music! ?? - Carmen Cavallaro & His Orchestra
- Phil Harris - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Dearie
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