Wednesday 7 July 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Larry Reinhardt and Fred Brown.
A Foreign Affair, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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Which were the important events of 7 July 1948 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Larry Reinhardt: Rocker (Iron Butterfly).
- Fred Brown: NBA player (Seattle SuperSonic).
- Jean-Marie Colombani: French journalist, who was the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Le Monde from 1994 until 2007.
- Roberto D'Agostino: Italian journalist and television personality who started his career in 1965 as a radio disc jockey.
- Jean Leclerc: French-Canadian actor.
- 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
- Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
- Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige.
- Six female reservists become first women sworn into regular US Navy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1948 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Bluebird of Happiness - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Gordon MacRae - It's Magic
- Blue Barron & His Orchestra - You Were Only Fooling
- Sarah Vaughan - Nature Boy
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