January 28, 1950 (Saturday)
- The new Supreme Court of India, whose functions replaced both the Federal Court of India and Britain's Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, was inaugurated. The first Chief Justice of India was Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania, who had been Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and was one of the eight justices serving.
- Victor Biaka Boda, a 37 year old member of the French Senate, representing Côte d'Ivoire, at that time a French West African colony, disappeared after his car broke down near the town of Bouaflé. His charred bones would be located ten months later, and according to some sources, the death inquest on March 30, 1953 would conclude that he had been eaten by cannibals.
- Born: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain since 2002, in Riffa
- Died: Yosef Yitzhak, 69, Maharitz rabbi of the Chabad movement of Orthodox Judaism; Kansas Joe McCoy, 44, American blues musician
Notes for Saturday January 28, 1950