Saturday 4 September 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marian H J Soutendijk and Stefania Casini.
Sorry, Wrong Number, directed by Anatole Litvak, 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 Around the Town.
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- Marian H J Soutendijk: Dutch MP (CDA).
- Stefania Casini: Italian actress and film director, who presented the Festival di Sanremo in 1978, leading to an ongoing controversy about whether she was the first woman ever to lead the famous song festival, or if it was Loretta Goggi in 1986.
- Scott : American child victim, he was kidnapped, stabbed, and castrated 4 June 1958 by a psychotic neighbor.
- Angel in the Wings closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
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