Tuesday 6 January 1948, Epiphany
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Guy Spencer Gardner in Alta Vista and Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia.
Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Superman Serials: The Complete 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Guy Spencer Gardner in Alta Vista: Virginia, USA; Lieutenant-Colonel US Air Force/astronaut (STS-27, STS-35).
- Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia: 1983-).
- Moshe Kroy: Israeli philosopher who became famous for its unique philosophy during the seventies.
- Juao Vanin: Brazilian Roman Catholic priest who studied psychology, graduating as a psychologist.
- Guy Gardner: American colonel and astronaut.
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