Monday 22 May 1950
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Irène Frain and Marion Dampier-Jeans.
The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Broadway Open House.
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- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Irène Frain: French writer and historian, co-founder of The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
- Marion Dampier-Jeans: Danish spiritual medium who moved to London at age 19.
- Alekos Alavanos: Greek lawyer and politician.
- David Judge: English political scientist and academic.
- Bernie Taupin: English singer-songwriter and poet.
- Bill Whelan: Irish keyboard player songwriter and producer (Planxty).
- Dutch Poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
- Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page
- Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
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