Sunday 5 December 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Kernot and John Home-Robertson.
Yellow Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Who Said That?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Cheryl Kernot: Australian politician, the controversial leader of the Democratic party.
- John Home-Robertson: Scottish Member of Parliament who was affiliated with the Labour party and who represented the East Lothian district.
- New York Giants' Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions.
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Twelfth Street Rag - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
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