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Monday 16 August 1948

US date format: 8/16/1948, UK date format: 16/8/1948

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1948). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Balkany and Annemarie Huber-Hotz. La Terra Trema, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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La Terra Trema

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli, Antonio Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Arcidiacono

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Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

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Sorry, Wrong Number

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Country: United States of America

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Good Sam

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins, Edmund Lowe

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Patrice Chéreau

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States of America

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NBC Concert Hall

Dr. Christian

The Gulf Road Show Starring Bob Smith

Lucky Pup

Starring: Doris Brown, Hope Bunin, Morey Bunin

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Historical Events

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  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Babe Ruth: American baseball star, a legend in his...
  • Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Israeli pound becomes legal tender

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