Friday 9 January 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Cowsill in Newport and Cassie Gaines.
I Walk Alone, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Dialing for Dollars.
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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- William Cowsill in Newport: Rhode Island, USA; rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills - "We Can Fly").
- Cassie Gaines: backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977).
- Jean-Philippe Allenbach: French politician, president of the Mouvement Franche-Comté.
- Bill Cowsill: Newport, Rhode Island -- Rock guitarist / vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly).
- Jan Tomaszewski: Polish footballer manager and politician.
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