Sunday 26 November 1950
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jorge Orta and Max Barrau.
Orpheus, directed by Jean Cocteau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Jack Benny Program.
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- Mongolia: Independence Day
- Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
- Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
- Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
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- Hedwig Courts-Mahler: German author, dies at 83.
- China enters Korean conflict, sending troops across Yalu River.
- Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
- Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic Development in South and South-East Asia
- Greece and Yugoslavia reform diplomatic relations.
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