Friday 30 April 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Perry King in Alliance and Wayne Kramer.
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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- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Perry King in Alliance: Ohio, USA; actor (Cody - Riptide, Andy Warhol's Bad).
- Wayne Kramer: jazz artist ("Dangerous Madness").
- Perry King: American actor.
- Alexander Onassis: son of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973).
- Pierre Pagé: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Margit Papp: Hungarian athlete
- Inside USA opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
- The US Mint releases the 1948 Franklin half dollar to circulation.
- In Bogota, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
- The Land Rover is unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
- May ndash The RAND Corporation is established as an independent nonprofit policy research and analysis institution.
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