Tuesday 10 August 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pal Gerevich and Allen Miller.
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 festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Pal Gerevich: Hungary -- Fencer (1972, 80 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Allen Miller: American professional golfer: PGA Sr.
- Consuelo Penna: Brazilian psychologist who specialized in Tibetan Nyingma techniques.
- Willy Teirlinck: .
- Nick Stringer: English actor.
- WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
- ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, New York).
- Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
- August 23 ampndash The Herrenchiemsee Convent prepares the draft for the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany.
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