Thursday 1 July 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
A Foreign Affair, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Roscoe Hope: American astrologer, a siderealist and brilliant mathematician.
- Philip Biancardi: American family trauma, his manic-depressive wife shot and killed their 16-year-old daughter on 2/14/1990.
- John Ford: English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Strawbs The Monks and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera).
- Achille Varzi: Italian race car driver (Born 1904).
- Bradman scores 128 Australia vs. Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurates Pakistan's central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
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