Wednesday 5 May 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frank Esier-Smith and Jomanda .
State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1948 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Frank Esier-Smith: Rocker.
- Jomanda : Dutch internationally known psychic, said to have restored sight and healed cancer.
- Chantal Ladesou: French humourist, stage and film actress, known for her "high energy".
- Anna Bergman: Swedish actress.
- Mats Bergman: Swedish actor.
- Bella van der Spiegel-Hage: Dutch cyclist
- Bill Ward: English drummer and songwriter (Black Sabbath and Mythology)
- 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
- Belgian Government of Spaak resigns.
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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