Tuesday 24 January 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Urrutia and Daniel Auteuil.
Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Robert Montgomery Presents.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1950 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Benjamin Urrutia: Ecuadorian-born American writer.
- Daniel Auteuil: French actor, one of France's most versatile, he has made over 75 films as of 2009 and is still turning in strong performances.
- Gennifer Flowers: American pretty blond cabaret singer who claims to have had a 14 year affair with Bill Clinton 1977-1991, while he was married and on the campaign trail toward becoming the 42nd President.
- Jean-Yves Leloup: French psychologist and philosopher with a Ph.
- Bull Montana: Italian screen actor and professional wrestler who was onscreen from 1918.
- Jackie Robinson signs highest contract (US$35,000) in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
- Cold War: Klaus Fuchs, German émigré and physicist, confesses to an MI5 interrogator that he is a Soviet spy: for 7 years, he passed top secret data on U.S. and British nuclear weapons research to the Soviet Union. Fuchs is formally charged on February 2. Christopher Andrew, ''Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5'' (Random House Digital, 2009) pp387-388
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1950 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs) - Tony Martin & Fran Warren
- Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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