Friday 1 October 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ellen McIlwaine in Nashville and Peter Blake.
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.
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- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Ellen McIlwaine in Nashville: Tennessee, USA; blues singer ("Honky Tonky Angel").
- Peter Blake: New Zealand explorer, scientist and yachtsman, a hero and role model, the winner of the Whitbreak Round the World Race in 1989 and the Jules Verne Trophy in 1994 by sailing nonstop around the globe on a catamaran in 74 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds.
- Beverly Jarosz: American homicide victim, strangled and stabbed to death on 12/28/1964 at her home in Garfield Heights, OH, age 16.
- Arnold Migus: French researcher, specializing in lasers and their applications.
- Cub Koda: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station) (d. 2000).
- California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages.
- Radio Denmark begins transmitting.
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