Thursday 5 January 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
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.
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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.
- Graziella Franchini: Italian singer who gave a benefit concert for abused kids in 1973.
- 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.
- 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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