Sunday 17 October 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Find out your future
Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 17 October 1948!
Which were the important events of 17 October 1948 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Alain Lecointe: French perpetrator of several rapes committed in Europe.
- George Wendt in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actor (Norm - Cheers).
- Robert Jordan: author of the Wheel of Time series (Born 1948).
- Margot Kidder: Canadian-American actress.
- Michael Lynch: American sociologist and academic.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1948 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 17 October 1948 and get them!