Friday 8 October 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Pedro Lopez: Colombian serial killer.
- Sarah Purcell in Richmond: Indiana, USA; actress/TV hostess (Real People).
- Benjamin Cheever: American journalist and author.
- Pedro López: Colombian serial killer.
- Sarah Purcell: American radio and television host.
- Johnny Ramone: Punk Singer
- Claude Jade: One of the major actresses of the French new wave, widely known for her roles in Truffaut's trilogy: "Baisers volés", "Domicile conjugal" and "l'amour en fuite": Stolen kisses, Bed and Board, Love on the run
- Stefanie Marrian: Paris, France -- Comedienne (Benny Hill Show)
- Enzo Baldoni: Italian journalist who was abducted and executed in Iraq in the summer of 2004. Baldoni was in Iraq assisting in the Red Cross relief efforts when he was taken hostage by militants. In addition to working as a relief aide, Baldoni was a reporter for the Milan-based weekly "Diario della Settimana." He went missing on August 19, 2004 and a few days later a group calling itself the Islamist Army claimed him as a hostage, demanding that Italy pull its troops out of Iraq within 48 hours.. On the 27th
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