Thursday 11 November 1948, Veteran's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jordi Estadella and Susanna Kaysen.
The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Studio One in Hollywood.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1948 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Jordi Estadella: Spanish voice actor, journalist, radio and television host and film dubber.
- Susanna Kaysen: American writer, author of the bestseller "Girl, Interrupted," made into a film starring Winona Ryder in 2000, and several other books.
- Andrzej Czok: Polish mountaineer (d. 1986).
- Vincent Schiavelli: Actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1948 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - On a Slow Boat to China
- Buttons and Bows - Betty Garrett (Art Mooney Orchestra)
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