Friday 18 August 1950
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Candice Earley and Dennis Elliott.
No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Behind Closed Doors by Ellis M. Zacharias was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Candice Earley: American actress known for the TV soap series "All My Children" in which she played the character Donna Beck Tyler, in 1974-92, appearing again in 1993 and again in 1995.
- Dennis Elliott: English drummer and sculptor (Foreigner and If).
- Dennis Elliot: London, England -- Rock drummer (Foreigner).
- Lynn Adams: Kingsville, Texas -- LPGA golfer.
- Jacques Lafragette: French homicide; shot his wife to death at Montpellier 8/29/1987.
- Gary Lorentzen: American astrologer, a student and practitioner for over 30 years with expertise in psychological interpretations and mundane studies of history and geopolitics.
- Julien Lahaut: the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene
- Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers
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