Tuesday 26 December 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Born Yesterday, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
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- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Michael Jones: rocker (BT Express - "Here Comes the Express").
- Randall Woodfield: American homicide; a rapist, thief and killer of nearly 50 victims, all female and all ages, from children to a grandmother.
- Victoria Racimo in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Corene - Falcon Crest).
- Raja Ashraf: Pakistani businessman and politician 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- Mario Mendoza: Mexican baseball player and manager.
- Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series advertising rights (US$6 million for six years).
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