Thursday 21 October 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso and Shaye Cohen.
The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, 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 Break the $250,000 Bank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1948 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso: South African union / SACP-leader.
- Shaye Cohen: Historian and Professor at Harvard University.
- Tom Everett: American actor and singer.
- Allen Vigneron: American Catholic Archbishop of Detroit.
- Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
- Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
- UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
- Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC).
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