Saturday 1 April 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Titanic, directed by Herbert Selpin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Loris Kessel: Swiss race car driver (d. 2010).
- Daniel Paillé: Canadian academic and politician.
- Dave Sanders: American TV sportscaster, 1st child.
- Samuel Alito: American lawyer and jurist whose nomination to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush was confirmed on January 31, 2006.
- Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels: Dutch Minister of Environment (VVD).
- Leonard van Spirit: Dutch / British fruit / food magnate
- Charles R Drew: American physician (Born 1904).
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