Sunday 17 October 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include George Wendt in Chicago and Alain Lecointe.
The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Break the $250,000 Bank.
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1948 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- George Wendt in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actor (Norm - Cheers).
- Alain Lecointe: French perpetrator of several rapes committed in Europe.
- Robert Jordan: author of the Wheel of Time series (Born 1948).
- Margot Kidder: Canadian-American actress.
- Michael Lynch: American sociologist and academic.
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