Thursday 21 October 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso and Shaye Cohen.
The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Break the $250,000 Bank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1948 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso: South African union / SACP-leader.
- Shaye Cohen: Historian and Professor at Harvard University.
- Tom Everett: American actor and singer.
- Allen Vigneron: American Catholic Archbishop of Detroit.
- Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
- Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
- UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
- Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC).
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