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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1948?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1948 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player.
  • 02 Dec 1948 Stan Musial is picked National League Most Valuable Player.
  • 03 Dec 1948 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
  • 04 Dec 1948 Magdalena closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 05 Dec 1948 New York Giants' Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions.
  • 08 Dec 1948 Marinka closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • 11 Dec 1948 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Dec 1948 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre : 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • 15 Dec 1948 Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in New York City for perjury.
  • 16 Dec 1948 Lend an Ear opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 18 Dec 1948 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Dec 1948 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3)
  • 20 Dec 1948 Second Chamber accepts second Police Action in Indonesia.
  • 21 Dec 1948 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence.
  • 22 Dec 1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Dec 1948 Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • 24 Dec 1948 First US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover, Massachusetts).
  • 26 Dec 1948 Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty arrested
  • 28 Dec 1948 IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • 29 Dec 1948 Rape of Lucretia opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 30 Dec 1948 Kiss Me, Kate opens at New Century Theater in New York City for 1077 performances.
  • 31 Dec 1948 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Twelfth Street Rag

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie

Release year: 1948

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Country: United States of America

Spring in a Small Town

Spring in a Small Town

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Mu Fei

Starring: Chaoming Cui, Wei Li, Yu Shi, Wei Wei

Yellow Sky

Yellow Sky

Release year: 1948

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

Country: United States of America

Force of Evil

Force of Evil

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Country: United States of America

Command Decision

Command Decision

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy