Sunday 26 September 1948
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vladimir Remek and Maurizio Gucci.
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.
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Which were the important events of 26 September 1948 ?
- Vladimir Remek: first Czechoslovakian space traveler (in Soyuz 28).
- Maurizio Gucci: Italian entrepreneur, CEO of the House of Gucci, His grandfather, Guccio Gucci, was founder of the fashion empire and the father of two sons, Aldo and Rodolfo.
- Olivia Newton-John: American singer raised in Australia, an actress and businesswoman who has won four Grammy awards for her music.
- John Foxx: English singer-songwriter guitarist and keyboard player (Ultravox Tiger Lily and John Foxx and the Maths).
- Boston Braves win first National League championship since 1914.
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