Saturday 24 June 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Derrick "Duckie" Simpson and Nancy Allen in New York City.
Destination Moon, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big Top.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Derrick "Duckie" Simpson: Kingston, Jamaica -- Rocker (Black Uhuru).
- Nancy Allen in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill).
- Mercedes Lackey: American fantasy novelist.
- Nancy Allen: American actress.
- Bob Clarke: Irish photographer (d. 2006).
- Jan Kulczyk: Polish businessman (d. 2015)
- French government-Bidault resigns
- New York Giants' Wes Westrum hits three home runs and a triple.
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