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Friday 14 May 1948

US 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.
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Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, John McCallum

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The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

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Another Part of the Forest

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth

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Raw Deal

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

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The Fuller Brush Man

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire, Hillary Brooke

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TV Series

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Directed by: Bette Gordon

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Dress Rehearsal

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Village Barn

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Broadway Jamboree

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Historical Events

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  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
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  • 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.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 14, 1948 - Geocentric view

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Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. My Happiness - Jon & Sandra Steele
  2. Tell Me a Story - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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