Friday 23 January 1948
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anita Pointer in Oakland and David Ford.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston, 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 Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour.
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- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Anita Pointer in Oakland: California, USA; rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters - "She's So Shy").
- David Ford: Irish theologian and academic.
- Anita Pointer: American singer-songwriter (The Pointer Sisters).
- Bradman scores 201 in 272 minutes vs. India, 21 fours 1 six
- Test debut of Neil Harvey, versus India at Adelaide.
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