Friday 13 August 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota and Tony Santini.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Douglas Edwards with the News.
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota: South African UDF / ANC-leader.
- Tony Santini: Rocker (Sha Na Na).
- Kathleen Battle in Portsmouth: Ohio, USA; soprano (Shephard-TannhSuser).
- Kathleen Battle: American soprano, vastly gifted and a fiercely perfectionistic lyric coloratura.
- Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first major league complete game.
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