Friday 14 May 1948US date format: 5/14/1948, UK date format: 14/5/1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 14, 1948). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Raynald Denoueix and Walter Olkewicz in Bayonne.
Miranda, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Variety.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 14 May 1948
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Which were the important events of 14 May 1948 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Raynald Denoueix: French football manager and defender who played for Nantes (1997–2001) and Real Sociedad (2002–2004).
- Walter Olkewicz in Bayonne: New Jersey, USA; actor (Last Resort, Wizards and Warriors).
- Dave LaRoche: baseball pitcher (New York Yankees).
- Robert Zemeckis: Director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future).
- Bob Woolmer: Indian-born English expatriate sportsman, an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator.
- Timothy Stevenson: English lawyer and politician Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.
- Dominique Pessin: French homicide, a prison chaplain found tied up and strangled to death in his Paris apartment on 7 November 2004.
- US grants Israel de facto recognition
- WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
- Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- The murder of a 3-year-old girl in Blackburn, England leads to the fingerprinting of more than 40,000 men in the city in an attempt to find the murderer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1948 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- My Happiness - Jon & Sandra Steele
- Tell Me a Story - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra