Tuesday 27 January 1948
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chuck Larsen and Misha Baryshnikov.
Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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 27 January 1948 ?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Chuck Larsen: rocker (Snuff).
- Misha Baryshnikov: Russian-American dancer and actor, a star dancer with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad until he defected to the U.S.
- Jean-Philippe Collard: French musician, renowned pianist, he interpreted Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saens.
- Valeri Brainin: Russian/German musicologist, music manager, composer, and poet.
- 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
- 1st tape recorder sold
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1948 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) - Peggy Lee (Dave Barbour Orchestra)
- I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Frankie Laine - Shine
- I'm My Own Grandpa - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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