Saturday 18 November 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Grand and Dennis Haskins.
Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Michael Gordon, 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 Jack Benny Program.
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- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Jean-Pierre Grand: French politician, who serves as the mayor of Castelnau-Le-Lez (since 1977) and as Deputy in the French National Assembly (since 2002).
- Dennis Haskins: American actor.
- Graham Parker: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Rumour).
- Eric Pierpoint: American actor and author.
- Rudy Sarzo: Cuban-American bass player (Quiet Riot Whitesnake Dio Blue Öyster Cult Manic Eden and Queensrÿche).
- Michael Swanwick: American author
- Gerardus van de Lion: Dutch Minister of Education, dies at 60.
- South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
- The United Nations accepts the formation of the Libyan National Council.
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