Sunday 8 August 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Svetlana Y Savitskaya and Susan Himmelweit.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, 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 Douglas Edwards with the News.
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Svetlana Y Savitskaya: Russian Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A).
- Susan Himmelweit: English economist and academic.
- Svetlana Savitskaya: Russian engineer and astronaut.
- Margaret Walker: American philosopher.
- Hold It! opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
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