Wednesday 14 April 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ty Grimes and Chester G.
Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching On the Corner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 April 1948 ?
- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- Ty Grimes: Rocker (Captain Beefheart Band Drums).
- Chester G: Atkins; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Massachusetts).
- Larry Ferguson in Nassau: Bahamas; keyboardist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing").
- John Shea in North Conway: New Hampshire, USA; actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois and Clark).
- Berry Berenson: American model actress and photographer (d. 2001).
- Anastasios Papaligouras: Greek lawyer and politician Greek Minister of Justice
- New York City subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
- A flash of light is observed in the crater Plato on the Moon.
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1948 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Dick Haymes - Little White Lies
- You Can't Be True, Dear - Ken Griffin (Organ) (Vocal Jerry Wayne)
- St. Louis Blues March - Tex Beneke & His Orchestra
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