Friday 14 April 1950
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Randolph Powell in Iowa City and Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes.
Wagon Master, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes: Actress (Blindgangers).
- Randolph Powell in Iowa City: Iowa, USA; actor (Alan - Dallas, Logan's Run).
- Peter Esterhazy: Hungarian writer.
- Francis Collins: American scientist, director of National Health Institutes.
- Péter Esterházy: Hungarian author.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi: Indian philosopher (Born 1879).
- 1st edition of British strip Eagle
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