Monday 5 December 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lewis Arlt in Kingston and Ray Comfort.
Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while One On The House by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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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)
- Lewis Arlt in Kingston: New York, USA; actor (Littlest Victims, Ken - Another World).
- Ray Comfort: New Zealand evangelist.
- Bruce E Melnick in New York City: New York, USA; Commander US Coast Guard/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49).
- Lanny [Jerry Lanston] Wadkins in Richmond: Virginia, USA; PGA golfer (1972 Sahara).
- Billy Griego: American dancer, gay.
- Lanny Wadkins: American golfer with an erratic career. He was known for having alternate periods of good and bad luck, and was plagued by injuries and ailments. He started out with an excellent record of many wins as a pro in 1971. He was 5'9", 160 lbs.
- John Altman: English composer and conductor
- David Manning: English civil servant and diplomat British Ambassador to the United States
- Abdullah Senussi: Sudanese-Libyan general
- Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title.
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