Saturday 2 October 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Donna Karan in Forest Hills and Persis Khambatta.
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Donna Karan in Forest Hills: New York, USA; fashion designer (Coty Award-1977).
- Persis Khambatta: East Indian model and actress who made her modeling debut at the age of 13.
- Donna Karan: American fashion designer of DKNY fame.
- Avery Brooks: Evansville, Indiana -- Actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9).
- Trevor Brooking: English footballer and manager.
- Siim Kallas: Estonian soldier and politician 13th Prime Minister of Estonia
- Chris LeDoux: American country singer and rodeo competitor (Born 1948)
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