Friday 8 October 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stefanie Marrian and Sarah Purcell in Richmond.
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Greatest Fights of the Century.
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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
- Stefanie Marrian: Paris, France -- Comedienne (Benny Hill Show).
- Sarah Purcell in Richmond: Indiana, USA; actress/TV hostess (Real People).
- Pedro Lopez: Colombian serial killer.
- Enzo Baldoni: Italian journalist who was abducted and executed in Iraq in the summer of 2004.
- 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.
- Johnny Ramone: Punk Singer
- Benjamin Cheever: American journalist and author
- Pedro López: Colombian serial killer
- Sarah Purcell: American radio and television host
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