Saturday 11 September 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jewell Gomez and John Martyn.
Johnny Belinda, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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 Around the Town.
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- Jewell Gomez: African-American/native American lesbian writer, she is a professor at San Francisco State University and social activist.
- John Martyn: English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009).
- Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder and first Governor General of Pakistan, dies. Pakistan is in a state of shock as it mourns the departure of the father of the nation. The day is a public holiday nation-wide.
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