Saturday 17 January 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anne Queffelec and Davi? Oddsson.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Davi? Oddsson: former Prime Minister of Iceland.
- Anne Queffelec: French pianist.
- Anne Queffélec: French international pianist (noted family).
- Eddie Gray
- Jim Ladd: American radio host and producer.
- Davíð Oddsson: Icelandic politician 21st Prime Minister of Iceland.
- Michael Rake: English businessman and academic.
- Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in New York City
- Netherlands and Indonesia agree to a cease fire.
- A truce is declared between nationalist Indonesian and Dutch troops in Java.
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