Tuesday 31 August 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Sorry, Wrong Number, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Harald Ertl: Austrian race car driver and journalist (d. 1982).
- Lowell Ganz: American screenwriter and producer.
- Ken McMullen: English director producer and screenwriter.
- Holger Osieck: German footballer and manager.
- Rudolf Schenker: German guitarist and songwriter (Scorpions).
- Howard Porter: American athlete, a pro basketball player for seven seasons, playing for the Chicago Bulls, NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons and the New Jersey Nets. He began his career after being drafted in 1971 by the Chicago Bulls and left pro basketball after the 1977-78 season. He had been considered one of the best college players; while at Villanova, he played in the All-American championship games three times. He was voted the N.C.A.A. tournament's outstanding player but had to give up the honor when the sea
- Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee
- Actor Robert Mitchum is arrested in a Hollywood drug raid. He would later be found guilty of criminal conspiracy to possess marijuana and sentenced to 60 days in prison.
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