Tuesday 24 August 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kim Sung-Il and Jean-Michel Jarre.
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.
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1948 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Kim Sung-Il: Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force.
- Jean-Michel Jarre: French musician, songwriter and recording artist, known for keyboarding and as a synthesizer genius.
- Sauli Niinisto: Politician.
- Jean Jarre: French pianist composer and producer.
- Alexander Smith: Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator.
- Sauli Niinistö: Finnish captain and politician 12th President of Finland
- Kim Sung-il: South Korean commander and pilot
- The first meeting of the charter members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is held.
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