Wednesday 12 May 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Dave Heineman: American captain and politician 39th Governor of Nebraska.
- Lindsay Ann Crouse in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart).
- Lindsay Crouse: American actress.
- Joe Tasker: British mountaineer (d. 1982).
- David Heineman: American politician, current governor of Nebraska.
- Steve Winwood: British musician, a singer, composer and producer. Working as a pro by age 15, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and formed Traffic in April 1967 which segued into Blind Faith with Eric Clapton in 1969. A serous illness in 1972 caused a hiatus, and in December 1974 he took another sabbatical to work on future projects.
- Isidor Achron: Composer, dies at 55.
- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands resigns.
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