Thursday 19 August 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, 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 months ?
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1948 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Tipper Gore: American political wife of Al Gore.
- Robert Hughes: Australian actor.
- Gerald McRaney: American actor director and producer.
- Tom Mullica: American magician and actor.
- Christy O'Connor: Irish golfer and architect (d. 2016).
- Jim Carter: Movie Actor
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1948 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Underneath the Arches - Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordion Orchestra with The Keynotes
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 19 August 1948 and get them!