Friday 16 July 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rubén Blades and Ruben Blades.
Key Largo, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Rubén Blades: Panamanian singer-songwriter guitarist and actor.
- Ruben Blades: Panamanian singer and actor.
- Pierre Koffmann: French chef.
- Lars Lagerbäck: Swedish footballer and manager.
- Kevin McKenzie: South African cricketer.
- Pinchas Zukerman: Tel Aviv, Israel -- Violinist / violist (Leventritt 1967).
- Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, New York Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
- Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
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