Thursday 16 September 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kenny Jones and Rosie Casals.
Johnny Belinda, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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 Around the Town.
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- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Kenny Jones: British musician, a drummer with the rock group, "The Who.
- Rosie Casals
- Pierre Zarka: French politician, a member of the Federation for a Social and Ecological Alternative (FASE), and former member of the French Communist Party.
- Rosemary Casals: American tennis player and sportscaster.
- Kenney Jones: English drummer (Small Faces Faces The Who The Law and The Jones Gang).
- Susan Ruttan: American actress.
- Julia Donaldson: Playwright.
- Ron Blair: American bass player (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
- Ferdinand I MKLM: Prince of Saxony-Coburg / tsar of Bulgaria.
- Heaven on Earth opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
- Mr Strauss Goes to Boston closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
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