Wednesday 7 July 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Larry Reinhardt and Fred Brown.
A Foreign Affair, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 July 1948 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Larry Reinhardt: Rocker (Iron Butterfly).
- Fred Brown: NBA player (Seattle SuperSonic).
- Jean-Marie Colombani: French journalist, who was the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Le Monde from 1994 until 2007.
- Roberto D'Agostino: Italian journalist and television personality who started his career in 1965 as a radio disc jockey.
- Jean Leclerc: French-Canadian actor.
- 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
- Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
- Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige.
- Six female reservists become first women sworn into regular US Navy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1948 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Sarah Vaughan - Nature Boy
- Blue Barron & His Orchestra - You Were Only Fooling
- Bluebird of Happiness - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Gordon MacRae - It's Magic
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