Monday 24 April 1950
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
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- Peter Pan opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
- President Truman denies there are communists in US government
- Independent republic of South Molukkas declared.
- US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government.
- The Desert Inn hotel and casino opens on the Las Vegas strip, Nevada, USA.
- Jordan formally annexes the West Bank.
- Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed, formally segregating the races.
- Britain formally recognises Israel.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Ray Anthony - Sentimental Me
- Bewitched - Bill Snyder Orchestra
- Sentimental Me - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
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