Tuesday 1 June 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tomas Halik and Francesco Prudentino.
The Counterfeiters, directed by Peter Stewart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Texaco Star Theatre.
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- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Tomas Halik: Czech priest and public intellectual.
- Francesco Prudentino: Italian Mafia boss, considered a king of the contraband and able to provide through his black market anything illegal.
- Joe Andrew: English author and academic.
- Powers Boothe: American actor.
- Michel Plasse: French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006).
- Tom Sneva: American race car driver and sportscaster
- Juhan Viiding: Estonian poet and actor (d. 1995)
- Israel and Arabs agree to a cease fire
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