Thursday 1 January 1948, NewYear’s Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Afflelou and Louis Chedid.
Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Superman Serials: The Complete 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection.
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- Alain Afflelou: French retailer, born in a jewish Algerian family, specialized in optical services and sales.
- Louis Chedid
- David Christie: French musician, a composer and arranger.
- Pierre Rosanvallon: French intellectual and historian, named professor at the Collège de France in 2001.
- Sam Robinson: American athlete, pro basketball player for two seasons beginning in 1970.
- Devlet Bahçeli: Turkish economist academic and politician 57th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.
- Pavel Grachev: Russian general and politician 1st Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2012).
- Joe Petagno: American illustrator.
- Dick Quax: New Zealand runner and politician.
- Ismael García: Mexican drug lord.
- Ashok Saraf: Marathi/Hindi actor.
- Ismael Zambada Garcia: Mexican drug lord.
- Romy Haag: Dutch cabaret entertainer, actor, singer and transvestite.
- 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
- Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test vs. India
- Britain nationalizes its railways.
- Orissa province accedes to India.
- General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade becomes effective.
- First color newsreel is filmed, in Pasadena, California, USA.
- Italy adopts constitution.
- The British railway network is nationalised to form British Railways.
- The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
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