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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1948: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1948?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1948 The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • 03 Aug 1948 FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a communist
  • 04 Aug 1948 Five-day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax.
  • 05 Aug 1948 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
  • 06 Aug 1948 Dreesgovt (KVP / Social Democratics / CHU / Liberal) forms
  • 07 Aug 1948 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
  • 08 Aug 1948 Hold It! opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 10 Aug 1948 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Aug 1948 Summer Olympics opens in London
  • 12 Aug 1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • 13 Aug 1948 Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first major league complete game.
  • 14 Aug 1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • 15 Aug 1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • 16 Aug 1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • 17 Aug 1948 Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • 18 Aug 1948 The Australian cricket team completed a 4 : 0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
  • 20 Aug 1948 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
  • 21 Aug 1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • 23 Aug 1948 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • 24 Aug 1948 The first meeting of the charter members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is held.
  • 25 Aug 1948 The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: ''Confrontation Day'' between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • 31 Aug 1948 Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1948?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - You Call Everybody Darlin'
  2. - Underneath the Arches
  3. - Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost