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
American President Lines luxury liners S.S. President Wilson and S.S. President Cleveland, Americas finest postwar luxury liners (1948)
Southern Railway System Moonlight Factories (1948)
Ines Carrillo Photo Pianist Booking (1948)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 25 August 1948 is such a special date for you!