Wednesday 26 May 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Counterfeiters, directed by Peter Stewart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Stevie Nicks: American singer and songwriter with Lindsey Buckingham who married and divorced him; together they transformed the struggling blues group "Fleetwood Mac" into one of the most successful bands in pop history.
- Corinne Le Poulain: French stage, film and TV actress, niece of actor Jean Le Poulain.
- Georges Vigreux: French murderer, who killed his four-and-a-half-year-old daughter on 17 May 1985 in Nouméa, New Caledonia.
- Stevie [Stephanie Lynn] Nicks in Phoenix: Arizona, USA; rocker (Fleetwood Mac - "Bella Donna").
- Melody Beattie: American self-help guru, author of "Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself" (1986).
- Theodore Morell: Hitler's personal physician (Born 1886).
- Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers.
- South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy.
- The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1948 ?
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- You Can't be True, Dear - Vera Lynn
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