Saturday 11 December 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Baur in Los Angeles and Tony Gabriel.
3 Godfathers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching The Morey Amsterdam Show.
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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Elizabeth Baur in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Fran - Ironside, Teresa - Lancer).
- Tony Gabriel: Canadian professional football player, a pass receiver who played in the Canadian Football League from 1971 to 1981.
- Tanimura Shinji: Japanese singer-songwriter.
- Stamatis Spanoudakis: Greek guitarist and composer.
- WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
- WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
- The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, which established and defined the role of the United Nations Conciliation Commission as an organization to facilitate peace in the British Mandate for Palestine.
- 12 ampndash Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali massacre: Scots Guards shoot 24 Chinese villagers in Malaya
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