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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1950.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1950: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1950?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1950 Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)
  • 05 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
  • 06 Aug 1950 Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.
  • 07 Aug 1950 Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
  • 08 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1950 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
  • 11 Aug 1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • 12 Aug 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • 13 Aug 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 15 Aug 1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 16 Aug 1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 17 Aug 1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 19 Aug 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch).
  • 22 Aug 1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 23 Aug 1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
  • 24 Aug 1950 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
  • 25 Aug 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title.
  • 26 Aug 1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • 27 Aug 1950 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • 31 Aug 1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs and a single in a game vs. Braves

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1950?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Goodnight Irene
  2. - Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)
  3. - Goodnight, Irene
  4. - I'll Never Be Free
  5. - No Other Love

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1950?
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Seeds Of Treason by Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds Of Treason

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Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer

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Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

Sleep Till Noon by Max Shulman

Sleep Till Noon

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Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal

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On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

Ordeal By Slander by Owen Lattimore

Ordeal By Slander

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Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the “top Russian espionage agent in the country.”