Thursday 20 July 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dannion Brinkley and Tantoo Cardinal.
Broken Arrow, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Captain Sam Grant by Lloyd Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Dannion Brinkley: American author and a prime example of the near-death-experience, a superstar on the lecture circuit of occult devotees and the author of three books about his NDEs, selling some four million copies.
- Tantoo Cardinal: Canadian actress.
- Edward Leigh: English lawyer and politician.
- Naseeruddin Shah: Indian actor and director.
- Arthur Murray Party premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
- Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Tony Martin - La Vie En Rose
- Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra
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