Thursday 26 January 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jörg Haider and David Strathairn.
The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The King'S Cavalier by Samuel Shellabarger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching What's My Line?.
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1950 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Jörg Haider: Austrian politician who has caused a stir in the international political scene.
- David Strathairn: Actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out).
- Jorg Haider: Austrian political leader (Austrian Freedom Pary).
- Janet Lupo: American model.
- Jack Youngblood: American football player sportscaster and actor.
- Betsy van den Arend: Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78.
- The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs) - Tony Martin & Fran Warren
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