Tuesday 4 May 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hurley Haywood and Tanya Welk-Roberts.
State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1948 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Hurley Haywood: American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- Tanya Welk-Roberts: American entertainer who joined the Lawrence Welk show on New Year's Eve, 1967 and married the maestro's son, Lawrence Welk, Jr.
- Alison Britton: English sculptor and educator.
- George Tupou: George Tupou V of Tonga (d. 2012).
- The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (German SS) and sentenced him to the death penalty.
- Laurence Olivier's film version of ''Hamlet'' makes its world premiere in London.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1948 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- The Dickey-Bird Song - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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