It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of Monday, 19 July 1948 ?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
Famous People born
- French government of Schuman, resigns
: American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1980)
Beverly Archer in Oak Park
: Illinois, USA; actress (Iola - Mama's Family).
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
The Big Fisherman
by Lloyd C. Douglas
A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.
The Naked and the Dead
by Norman Mailer
Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.
Dinner at Antoine's
by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.
The Bishop's Mantle
by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
The memorable love story of the rector of St. Matthews - a man of God and of the earth.
Sheaffer Fountain Pen (1948)
French National Airlines Europe from New York International Airport Celebrating Bastille Day and the Golden Anniversary of New York City: Air France is First (1948)
Capital Airlines Family Half Fare Day Today is Family 1/2 Fare Day (1948)
Tell the world why Monday, 19 July 1948 is such a special date for you!