Tuesday 5 December 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Kim, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Across The River And Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Camaron de la Isla: Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992).
- Osvaldo Golijov: Argentine-born composer.
- Camarón de la Isla: Spanish singer and guitarist (d. 1992).
- James Knaggs: American Salvation Army officer.
- Shri Aurobindo: Indian spiritual figure (Born 1872).
- Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
- Ezzard Charles knocks out Nick Barone in 11 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
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