Monday 31 May 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Duncan L Hunter American politician (Representative-Republican-California and Rhea Perlman in Brooklyn.
The Counterfeiters, directed by Peter Stewart, 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 We, the People.
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- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Duncan L Hunter American politician (Representative-Republican-California: 1981-).
- Rhea Perlman in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Carla - Cheers, Zena - Taxi).
- Svetlana Alexievitch: Belarusian investigative journalist and prose writer, writing in Russian.
- Lynda Bellingham: Canadian TV actress of movies, series and commercials.
- Duncan Hunter: American politician and 2008 Presidential hopeful, competing for the Republican Party nomination.
- Marília Gabriela: Brazilian singer, known as
- John Bonham: English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
- Svetlana Alexievich: Belarusian journalist and author Nobel Prize laureate
- Jose Vianna da Motta: Composer, dies at 80.
- Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings).
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