Thursday 5 December 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Carreras and José Carreras.
Till the Clouds Roll By, directed by Richard Whorf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The King's General by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Teen-Age Show.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Jose Carreras: Barcelona, Spain -- Opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors).
- José Carreras: Spanish operatic tenor, probably best known for his association with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo; in 1990 and 1994, the Three Tenors performed concerts which were watched worldwide by audiences of over two billion.
- Jean-François Théodore: French businessman, the President, Chairman and CEO of Euronext N.V.
- Andy Kim: Canadian singer-songwriter.
- Sarel van der Merwe: South African race car driver.
- Louis Dewis: Belgian post-impressionist painter (Born 1872).
- President Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
- US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Executive Order #9808.
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