Monday 2 August 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert P Holdstock and Andy Fairweather Low.
Key Largo, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1948 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Robert P Holdstock: United Kingdom -- Sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth).
- Andy Fairweather Low: Welsh guitarist (Amen Corner).
- Andy Low: Welsh singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Fair Weather and Amen Corner).
- Dennis Prager: American radio talk show host and author.
- James Street: American football and baseball player (d. 2013).
- Snoo Wilson: English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2013)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1948 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- You Call Everybody Darlin' - Anne Vincent
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