On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1950

Historical Events

  • Constitution of independent India comes into effect, Rajendra Prasad elected India's first president

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Lupo, American model, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jorg Haider, Austrian political leader (Austrian Freedom Party), born in Bad Goisern, Austria (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
1950 Highlights

About January 26, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius