Sunday 1 January 1950, NewYear’s Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina and Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley.
All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while A Rage To Live by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Show.
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1950 ?
- Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina: Russia -- Cosmonaut.
- Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley: Cosmonaut.
- Wayne Bennett: Australian rugby player and coach.
- Tony Currie: English footballer.
- Morgan Fisher: English keyboard player and songwriter (Mott the Hoople and Morgan).
- Deepa Mehta: Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter
- James Richardson: American poet and academic
- Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
- The International Police Association (IPA) ampndash the largest police organization in the world ampndash is formed.
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