Wednesday 17 May 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Janez Drnovšek and Patricia Soltysik.
The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Mary by Sholem Asch 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 17 May 1950 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Janez Drnovšek: Slovenian economist and politician 2nd President of Slovenia (d. 2008).
- Patricia Soltysik
- Keith Bradley: Baron Bradley English accountant and politician.
- Valeria Novodvorskaya: Russian politician, dissident, founder and chairwoman of the Democratic Union party.
- Janez Drnovsek: Slovenian politician; state president from Slovenia.
- Pat Soltysik: American revolutionary, one of ten members of a radical militant group, the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army).
- Howard Ashman: American song writer ("Under the Sea"), dies of AIDS at 40 (born 1950).
- Alan Johnson: English politician Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
- Valeriya Novodvorskaya: Russian journalist and politician (d. 2014).
- Christian Lacroix: French couturier (Chic Frills).
- A A: Johnson; British Member of Parliament.
- Eduardo Fabini: Composer, dies at 67.
- Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
- Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (19th government)
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