Sunday 8 August 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Svetlana Y Savitskaya and Susan Himmelweit.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Crystal Room.
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Svetlana Y Savitskaya: Russian Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A).
- Susan Himmelweit: English economist and academic.
- Svetlana Savitskaya: Russian engineer and astronaut.
- Margaret Walker: American philosopher.
- Hold It! opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
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