January 20, 1950 (Friday)
- The first autonomous government for the South American territory of Dutch Guiana, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as the "States of Surinam", began as a 21-member legislative assembly convened its first session.
- Born: Edward Hirsch, American poet and author, in Chicago
Following Stalin's answer to Mao's question, on the 2nd, Zhou Enlai (Chou En-lai) and a large entruauge arrived in Moscow today.
Ratification of the treaty discussed on the 2nd is now on the agenda.