Sunday 12 December 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Françoise de Panafieu and Tom Wilkinson.
Yellow Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Morey Amsterdam Show.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
- Ray Jackson: Rocker.
- Françoise Panafieu: French politician, a member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party and mayor of the 17th arrondissement of Paris.
- Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre : 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
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