Thursday 5 January 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Yves Autexier and Graziella Franchini.
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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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Jean-Yves Autexier: French politician, who served as deputy mayor of Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise) from 1977 to 1983, borough councillor from 1983 to 1989, regional councillor of Ile-de-France from 1986 to 1988 and Advisor in Paris from March 1989 to March 2008.
- Graziella Franchini: Italian singer who gave a benefit concert for abused kids in 1973.
- Ioan Culianu: Romanian historian philosopher and author (d. 1991).
- Peter Goldsmith: Baron Goldsmith English lawyer and politician Attorney General for England and Wales.
- John Manley: Canadian lawyer and politician 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
- Charlie Richmond: Canadian sound designer and engineer
- Chris Stein: American guitarist songwriter and producer (Blondie)
- Krzysztof Wielicki: Polish mountaineer
- U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of organized crime in the U.S.
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