Thursday 15 July 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alicia Bridges and Enrique Basilio hurler.
Key Largo, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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Which were the important events of 15 July 1948 ?
- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
- Alicia Bridges: American singer.
- Enrique Basilio hurler: first lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968).
- Andrew Dwyer: American executive and CEO in charge of JWP, a high-tech global engineering utility, noted for turning his company into the high-tech business that it is.
- Pierre Lasjaunias: French physician, a pioneer in the field of neuroradiology.
- Anne Sinclair: French and American television and radio interviewer who hosted one of the most popular political shows for more than thirteen years on TF1, the largest European private TV channel.
- Twinkle : English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Dimosthenis Kourtovik: Greek anthropologist and critic
- Artimus Pyle: American drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
- President Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)
- US President Harry Truman nominated for another term.
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