Monday 11 December 1950
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrick Braouezec and Nino Frassica.
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.
On TV people were watching The Gabby Hayes Show.
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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Patrick Braouezec: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France.
- Nino Frassica: Italian actor known for his deadpan humour, who debuted on Italian television in Renzo Arbore's "Quelli della notte" (1985), in which he played a semi-illiterate friar.
- Christina Onassis: Greek heiress born in the U.S.
- Leslie Comrie: New Zealand astronomer and academic (d. 1950).
- Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
- December 13 ampndash The Maria Hertogh riots occur in Singapore, leaving 18 dead and 173 injured.
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