Monday 5 April 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Les Binks and Dave Holland.
Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, 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 Tonight on Broadway.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1948 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Les Binks: Irish drummer and songwriter (Judas Priest Lionheart Tytan and Axis Point).
- Dave Holland: English drummer (Judas Priest Pinkerton's Assorted Colours Finders Keepers and Trapeze).
- WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
- 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine: Haganah launches Operation Nahshon beginning of the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
- The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
- A fire in a Buddhist monastery Shanghai kills 20 monks.
- Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the ''Bogotazo''), and a further 10 years of violence in all of Colombia (''La Violencia'').
- The Deir Yassin massacre takes place in British Mandate of Palestine.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1948 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Baby Face - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Sabre Dance Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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