Saturday 3 April 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mary Gordon-Watson and Carlos Salinas.
Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tonight on Broadway.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- Mary Gordon-Watson: England, United Kingdom -- Equestrian 3 day event (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Carlos Salinas: President of Mexico.
- H C: Tomlinson; Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School).
- Garrick Ohlsson in Bronxville: New York, USA; pianist (International Busoni winner 1969).
- Jaap G: de Hoop Scheffer; Dutch Member of Parliament (CDA).
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari: Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. Earlier in his career he worked in the Budget Secretariat eventually becoming Secretary. He was the PRI presidential candidate in 1988, and was declared elected on 6 July 1988.
- Michel Trebitsch: French historian, who died in Paris on 9 March 2004.
- Arlette Cousture: Canadian author and screenwriter
- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: Dutch academic politician and diplomat 11th Secretary General of NATO
- Carlos de Gortari: Mexican economist and politician 53rd President of Mexico
- 1st US figure skating championships held
- Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
- US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan (US$5 billion aid to 16 European countries).
- US female Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Baby Face - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Sabre Dance Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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