January 15, 1950 (Sunday)
- Juho Kusti Paasikivi won re-election as President of Finland, receiving 172 of the 300 electoral votes in a three party race. The popular vote was 868,693 in favor of Paasikivi and 608,314 for the other two candidates.
- Died: H. H. "Hap" Arnold, 63, General of the Army and later General of the Air Force, and the only person to hold the five-star general in two different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Died: Tommy Cook, 49, English sportsman who became a star both in professional cricket and in soccer football, committed suicide by an overdose of medication.
- "'Born'" Randolph Joseph Hilfman, editor and famous speller, was born
Notes for Sunday January 15, 1950