Sunday 4 April 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pick Withers and Daniel Garrigue.
Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tonight on Broadway.
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- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Pick Withers: English drummer (Dire Straits and Magna Carta).
- Daniel Garrigue: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France who represents the Dordogne department, and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.
- Berry Oakley in Chicago: Illinois, USA; rocker (Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man").
- Luke Halpin in Astoria: New York, USA; actor (Sandy Ricks - Flipper).
- Michael Blassie: American military officer (d. 1972).
- Abdullah Öcalan: Turkish activist.
- Berry Oakley: American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972).
- Werner Roth: Serbian-American soccer player and actor.
- Dan Simmons: American author.
- Derek Thompson: Northern Irish actor.
- Gail Davies in Broken Bow: Oklahoma, USA; country singer ("Blue Heartache").
- 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to first base; it ends in a tie.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Sabre Dance Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
- Baby Face - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
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