Mean Temp 16.6°C 61.88°F at Taegu
May 5, 1950 (Friday)
- The coronation of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej took place in Bangkok, continuing the reign of the Chakri Dynasty that had started in 1782. Bhumibol had been King since the death of his brother, Ananda Mahidol, on June 9, 1946
- The Uniform Code of Military Justice was signed into law by U.S. President Truman, to become effective on May 31, 1951.
- Born: Googoosh, Iranian singer and actress, as Faegheh Atashin in Tehran
The weekly CIA summary report speaks to island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, and the fact that it has been lost to the communists. Also suggest an upcomming invasion of Tiawan.
They explain that while its position may present the CCF with a place to launch an invasion of Indonesia they do not think they will. Rather they will use the island as a staging area to supply the other communist regimes in the area, and the Philippines. [note]