Friday 17 September 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patricia Kluge and John Ritter in Burbank.
Johnny Belinda, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Around the Town.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Patricia Kluge: Baghdad, Iraq -- Wife of Billionaire John Kluge.
- John Ritter in Burbank: California, USA; actor (Jack - Three's Company, Hooperman).
- Jeff MacNelly: American political cartoonist (d. 2000).
- John Ritter: American actor and member of a theatrical family.
- Raphy Leavitt: Puerto Rican-American accordion player and composer (d. 2015).
- Kemal Monteno: Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles / Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
- WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
- The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.
- The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
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