Saturday 17 July 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cathy Ferguson and Phillip Harris.
Key Largo, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gabrielle.
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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Cathy Ferguson: 100m backstroke swimmer (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Phillip Harris: Rocker.
- Brian Glascock: drummer (Motels - "Only the Lonely").
- Jan Gangelhoff: American whistleblower (d. 2005).
- Luc Bondy: Swiss theatre and film director, son of journalist and author François Bondy.
- Ciro Discepolo: Italian astrologer, journalist and writer. He worked for twenty years at the popular daily of Naples, Il Mattino, writing articles on science, medicine, informatics, literature and astrology.
- Ron Asheton: American guitarist songwriter and actor (The Stooges Destroy All Monsters The New Order and New Race) (d. 2009)
- Israeli army captures Nazareth
- Proclamation of the constitution of the Republic of (South) Korea.
- The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.
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