Tuesday 16 March 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Claude Dauphin and Margaret [Edith] Weis.
The Search, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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 Camel News Caravan.
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- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Jean-Claude Dauphin: French actor who is the son of actor Claude Dauphin and actress Maria Mauban, the grand-son of poet Franc-Nohain, and nephew of host Jean Nohain, his father's brother.
- Margaret [Edith] Weis: United States -- Sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning).
- Michael Bruce: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alice Cooper).
- Richard Desjardins: Canadian singer, songwriter and film director.
- Margaret Weis: American author and game designer.
- The largest flood in the history of Brampton, Ontario, occurs.
- Treaty of Brussels signed by Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, providing for economic, social and cultural collaboration and collective self-defence.
- The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is founded in California.
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