Tuesday 5 December 1950
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Petitrenaud and Camarón de la Isla.
Gunman in the Streets, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rancho Alegre.
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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)
- Jean-Luc Petitrenaud
- Camarón de la Isla: Spanish singer and guitarist (d. 1992).
- Osvaldo Golijov: Argentine-born composer.
- Camaron de la Isla: Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992).
- James Knaggs: American Salvation Army officer.
- Shri Aurobindo: Indian spiritual figure (Born 1872).
- Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
- Ezzard Charles knocks out Nick Barone in 11 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
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