Monday 16 August 1948US 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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- 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
- Patrick Balkany: French politician, a member of the...
- Annemarie Huber-Hotz
- Earl Blumenauer: Politician.
- Barry Hay: Singer / fluitist / saxophonist /...
- Mike Jorgensen: American baseball player and manager.
- Pierre Reid: Canadian educator and politician.
- Babe Ruth: American baseball star, a legend in his...
- Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
- Israeli pound becomes legal tender