Wednesday 18 August 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rudy Hartono and James Jones.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, 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 Lucky Pup.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1948 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Rudy Hartono: Kurniawan in Indonesia; All-England tennis champ.
- James Jones: English bishop.
- Joseph Marcell: St. Lucian-English actor.
- John Scarlett: English intelligence officer.
- The Australian cricket team completed a 4 : 0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
- Danube Commission created by Belgrade Convention (enters into force 11 May 1949).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1948 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Underneath the Arches - Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordion Orchestra with The Keynotes
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