Monday 26 April 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Boyd Matson and Gerry Sikorski American politician (Representative-Democrat-Minnesota.
State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Boyd Matson: TV host / correspondent (National Geographic Explorer).
- Gerry Sikorski American politician (Representative-Democrat-Minnesota: 1983-).
- Anita Ferraris: German astrologer, she runs an astrology school in Cologne, certified by the Deutscher Astrologen-Verband (DAV, Astrologer's Association of Germany).
- The XP-86 prototype for the US Sabre Jet first "officially" breaks the sound barrier.
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