Saturday 14 February 1948, Valentine's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edward McGuire and Teller (magician).
Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Camel News Caravan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 14 February 1948 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Edward McGuire
- Teller (magician)
- Raymond Joseph Teller in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; magician (Penn and Teller).
- Teller : American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and usually silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette.
- Kitten Natividad: Mexican-American actress and dancer.
- Pat O'Brien: American radio and television personality.
- Wally Tax: Dutch musician (d. 2005).
- Jackie Martling [Jackie the Jokeman]: Comedian (Howard Stern Show).
- Mordecai Brown: American baseball player coach and manager (d. 1945).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1948 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) - Margaret Whiting
- Now Is The Hour - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?