Saturday 25 December 1948, Christmas
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Merry Clayton and Barbara Mandrell in Houston.
Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Hollywood on Television.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Merry Clayton: Rocker.
- Barbara Mandrell in Houston: Texas, USA; singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters).
- Alia al Hussein: of Jordan (d. 1977).
- Joel Natalino Santana: Brazilian soccer coach.
- Barbara Mandrell: American entertainer, TV personality and singer who was twice named Entertainer of the Year, in 1980 and 1981.
- Noël Mamère: French journalist and politician. He is the mayor of Bègles in Gironde as well as deputy to the French National Assembly for that constituency. He was for several years a member of the party Europe Écologie–The Greens, but left it in late September 2013.
- Alia al-Hussein: Egyptian wife of Hussein of Jordan (d. 1977)
- Joel Santana: Brazilian footballer and manager
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