Saturday 15 May 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Eno and Kathleen Sebelius.
State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Brian Eno: British musician and composer, joined the group Roxy Music as a tech advisor in January 1971, later assuming a more substantial role in the look and direction of the group.
- Kathleen Sebelius: American politician and Obama Administration figure.
- Yutaka Enatsu: Japanese professional baseball pitcher.
- Valentina Gerasimova: Kazakhstani runner.
- Edward Flanagan: Irish-American Roman Catholic priest; came to the U.S.
- 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
- Bradman scores 187 Aust vs. Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
- Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
- 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4.
- Australia scores 721 runs in one day versus Essex, world record.
- Following the demise of the British Mandate of Palestine, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel thus starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Tell Me a Story - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- My Happiness - Jon & Sandra Steele
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