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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1948.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1948: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1948?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1948 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
  • 03 Apr 1948 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan (US$5 billion aid to 16 European countries).
  • 04 Apr 1948 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to first base; it ends in a tie.
  • 05 Apr 1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Apr 1948 The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
  • 08 Apr 1948 Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in San Francisco
  • 09 Apr 1948 Jorge Eliecer Gaitan's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogota (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia known as La violencia.
  • 10 Apr 1948 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek.
  • 11 Apr 1948 12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279.
  • 13 Apr 1948 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus.
  • 14 Apr 1948 New York City subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • 15 Apr 1948 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 16 Apr 1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris, France.
  • 18 Apr 1948 International Court of Justice opens at The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 19 Apr 1948 ABC-TV network begins in the US.
  • 20 Apr 1948 New York City hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • 21 Apr 1948 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
  • 22 Apr 1948 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Apr 1948 KSTP TV channel 5 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 24 Apr 1948 The Costa Rican Civil War ends.
  • 26 Apr 1948 The XP-86 prototype for the US Sabre Jet first "officially" breaks the sound barrier.
  • 27 Apr 1948 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River.
  • 29 Apr 1948 Bradman scores 107 Aust vs. Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours
  • 30 Apr 1948 Inside USA opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1948?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Sabre Dance Boogie
  2. - Baby Face
  3. - Little White Lies
  4. - You Can't Be True, Dear
  5. - St. Louis Blues March

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America