Monday 21 June 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Romance on the High Seas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- Philippe Sarde: American musician and composer of over 120 scores for U.S.
- Juan Oliver: American a gay former Episcopal priest, writer who was HIV positive.
- Philippe Hersant: French composer who studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique, Paris.
- Luc Guyau: French farmer who was the Independent Chairperson of the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Council from 2009 to 2013.
- Joey Malland: Liverpool, England -- Rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It).
- Ian McEwan: British writer, published from 1975 with a book of short stories, "First Love Last Rites" which achieved immediate recognition and acclaim. McEwan has won various awards and honorary degrees and has worked with screenplays as well as putting out seven novels and a children's story, "The Daydreamer."
- Jovan Aćimović: Serbian footballer and manager
- Lionel Rose: Australian boxer and singer (d. 2011)
- Andrzej Sapkowski: Polish author and translator
- 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
- 33 1 / 3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
- Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor-General of India
- Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
- WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
- The Deutsche Mark becomes official currency of the future Federal Republic of Germany.
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