Wednesday 23 August 1950
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gigi Del Neri and Edson Queiroz.
No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 23 August 1950 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Gigi Del Neri: Italian coach of the soccer team Chievo.
- Edson Queiroz: Brazilian psychic surgeon, a medical doctor who had his license revoked for surgeries by unorthodox methods.
- Alan Tam: Hong Kong singer and actor (The Wynners).
- Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
- West Germany and Japan readmitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation.
- Legendary singer-actor Paul Robeson, whose passport had recently been revoked because of his alleged Communist affiliations, meets with U.S. officials in an effort to get it reinstated. He is unsuccessful, and it is not reinstated until 1958.
- Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
- The comic strip ''Beetle Bailey'' is created by Mort Walker.
- A coal mine collapse in New Cumnock, Scotland, kills 13 miners 116 are rescued.
- The game show ''Truth or Consequences'' debuts on television.
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