Thursday 8 April 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Alan Litchfield and Michael Leshner.
Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching For Your Pleasure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1948 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Richard Alan Litchfield: Massachusetts, United States -- Bank robber (FBI most wanted).
- Michael Leshner: Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate.
- Larry Mikan: American athlete, played pro basketball with Cleveland for only one season (1971).
- Barbara Young: Baroness Young of Old Scone Scottish academic and politician.
- Josef B Kjellgren: Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40.
- Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in San Francisco
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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