Sunday 23 April 1950
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Reggie Leach and Rowley Leigh.
D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
Famous Birthdays:23 April
- 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
- Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
- Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island.
- 4th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Bewitched - Bill Snyder Orchestra
- Sentimental Me - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
- Ray Anthony - Sentimental Me
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