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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1948?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1948 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem is bombed.
  • 02 Feb 1948 US President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program.
  • 03 Feb 1948 Dick Button becomes first world figure skating champion from US.
  • 04 Feb 1948 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from the UK
  • 05 Feb 1948 Nature of Things science show premieres on NBC prime time
  • 06 Feb 1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 07 Feb 1948 Cradle Will Rock closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • 08 Feb 1948 5th Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 09 Feb 1948 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Feb 1948 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
  • 13 Feb 1948 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • 16 Feb 1948 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for first time.
  • 21 Feb 1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 22 Feb 1948 Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die.
  • 24 Feb 1948 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
  • 25 Feb 1948 Communists seize Czechoslovakia; C Gottwald becomes premier.
  • 29 Feb 1948 Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers killed.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Now Is The Hour
  2. - Now Is The Hour
  3. - Beg Your Pardon
  4. - Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
  5. - Now Is The Hour

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America