Friday 20 August 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Plant and Bernhard Russi.
Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas 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 20 August 1948 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Robert Plant: British musician, a member of Led Zeppelin which he established along with Jimmy Page.
- Bernhard Russi: Swiss alpine skier, he specialized in Downhill.
- Perry Watkins: American soldier in the U.S.
- John Noble: Australian actor and director.
- David John de Lloyd: Composer, dies at 65.
- 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
- US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin.
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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