Friday 6 January 1950, Epiphany
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Louis Freeh and Willie Carr.
All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Show.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Louis Freeh: American Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, nominated by President Bill Clinton in July 1993.
- Willie Carr: .
- Isaiah Bowman: Geographer / co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71.
- Happy as Larry opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
- Britain recognizes Communist government of China
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