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 Lanny Wadkins and Ray Comfort.
Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Melody, Harmony & Rhythm.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 5 December 1949
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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)
- Lanny Wadkins: American golfer with an erratic career.
- 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).
- Lewis Arlt in Kingston: New York, USA; actor (Littlest Victims, Ken - Another World).
- John Altman: English composer and conductor.
- David Manning: English civil servant and diplomat British Ambassador to the United States.
- Abdullah Senussi: Sudanese-Libyan general.
- Billy Griego: American dancer, gay.
- Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title.