Thursday 6 January 1949, Epiphany
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Boit and Richard Horowitz.
Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Arthur Godfrey and His Friends.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Michael Boit: Nandi, Kenya -- 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Richard Horowitz: Composer.
- Thierry Ardisson: French television producer and host and movie producer.
- Stephen Bogart: American noted family, the first child of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
- Steven Forrest: American pro astrologer; author of "The Inner Sky," "The Changing Sky," "The Night Speaks" and "The Book of Pluto.
- Joan Hess: American popular writer of mystery stories. Her Maddogy series is hilariously filled with loony characters.
- Mike Boit: Kenyan runner and academic
- Carolyn Wright: American poet and academic
- Victor Fleming: American director cinematographer and producer (d. 1949).
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