Tuesday 9 November 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Gratzer and Henrik S Jarrel.
The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, 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 Studio One in Hollywood.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 November 1948 ?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Alan Gratzer: Syracuse, New York -- Rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon).
- Henrik S Jarrel: Swedish politician.
- Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazilian football manager.
- Sharon Stouder: American swimmer.
- Bille August: Danish director cinematographer and screenwriter.
- Joe Bouchard: American bass player and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult)
- Jane Humphries: English economist historian and academic
- Michel Pagliaro: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Luiz Scolari: Brazilian footballer and manager
- Edgar Kennedy: Actor (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 58.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1948 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - On a Slow Boat to China
- Buttons and Bows - Betty Garrett (Art Mooney Orchestra)
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