Friday 16 July 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Key Largo, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Ruben Blades: Panamanian singer and actor.
- Pierre Koffmann: French chef.
- Rubén Blades: Panamanian singer-songwriter guitarist and actor.
- Lars Lagerbäck: Swedish footballer and manager.
- Kevin McKenzie: South African cricketer.
- Pinchas Zukerman: Tel Aviv, Israel -- Violinist / violist (Leventritt 1967)
- Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, New York Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
- Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
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