Monday 26 January 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gonzague Saint Bris and Corky Laing.
Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1948 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Gonzague Saint Bris
- Corky Laing: rocker (Mountain).
- Michel Chabrier: French athlete, a discus thrower who won two league titles in France (the discus in 1972 and 1975).
- Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
- US Presidential Executive Order 9981 signed, ending segregation in US Armed Forces.
- Teigin poison case: A man masquerading as a doctor poisons 12 of 16 bank employees of the Tokyo branch of Imperial Bank and takes the money artist Sadamichi Hirasawa is later sentenced to death for the crime, but is never executed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1948 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- I'm My Own Grandpa - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Frankie Laine - Shine
- I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) - Peggy Lee (Dave Barbour Orchestra)
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