Thursday 19 August 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tipper Gore and Jim Carter (actor).
Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, 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 Lucky Pup.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Tipper Gore: American political wife of Al Gore.
- Jim Carter (actor)
- Gerald McRaney: American actor director and producer.
- Tom Mullica: American magician and actor.
- Christy O'Connor: Irish golfer and architect (d. 2016).
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- Underneath the Arches - Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordion Orchestra with The Keynotes
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