It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of Wednesday, 25 August 1948 ?
- Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
- RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
- Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
- Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Famous People born
Nicholas A. Peppas
- The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: ''Confrontation Day'' between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
: Greek chemical and biomedical engineer
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1948 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948
The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas
The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
Dinner at Antoine's - Frances Parkinson Keyes
The Bishop's Mantle - Agnes Sligh Turnbull
A.B. Dick Mimeograph Machine (1948)
Veto Deodorant by Colgate Purple Gown (1948)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 25 August 1948 is such a special date for you!