Wednesday 29 September 1948
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John M McHugh and Mike Pinear.
Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.
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- Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
- England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
- Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
- French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- John M McHugh: (Rep-R-New York).
- Mike Pinear: Rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly).
- Viktor Krovopouskov: USSR -- Sabres (1976, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Bryant Gumbel in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; sportscaster/TV host (Today Show).
- Theo Jorgensmann: German jazz clarinetist.
- Yelena Drapeko: Kazakhstani-Russian actress
- Mark Farner: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grand Funk Railroad and Terry Knight and the Pack)
- Bryant Gumbel: American journalist and sportscaster
- Theo Jörgensmann: German clarinet player and composer (German Clarinet Duo Clarinet Contrast and Klarinettenquartett Cl-4)
- Mike Pinera: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Blues Image Iron Butterfly Cactus and Ramatam)
- WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
- WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Laurence Olivier's ''Hamlet'' opens in the United States.
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