Friday 13 August 1948US date format: 8/13/1948, UK date format: 13/8/1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1948). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Battle and Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota.
Rope, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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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
- Kathleen Battle: American soprano, vastly gifted and a...
- Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota: South African UDF / ANC-leader.
- Tony Santini: Rocker (Sha Na Na).
- Kathleen Battle in Portsmouth: Ohio, USA; soprano...
- Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first major league complete game.