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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1948?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1948 Britain nationalizes its railways.
  • 02 Jan 1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins
  • 04 Jan 1948 Burma declares independence from the UK
  • 07 Jan 1948 US President Harry Truman raises taxes for Marshall plan.
  • 10 Jan 1948 Call Me Mister play closes at National Theater in New York City, New York after 734 performances.
  • 12 Jan 1948 1st Supermarket in the UK opens
  • 13 Jan 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 16 Jan 1948 35 Haganah members are ambushed and killed in Gush Etzyon.
  • 17 Jan 1948 Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in New York City
  • 21 Jan 1948 West Indies versus England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes and Jim Laker.
  • 22 Jan 1948 British foreign secretary Bevin proposes the formation of a Western Union between Britain, France and the Benelux countries to stand up against the Soviet Union. The Treaty of Brussels is signed March 17 as a consequence, a predecessor to NATO.
  • 23 Jan 1948 Test debut of Neil Harvey, versus India at Adelaide.
  • 24 Jan 1948 Music in My Heart closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 26 Jan 1948 Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • 27 Jan 1948 1st tape recorder sold
  • 29 Jan 1948 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies US$500 each for signing high school players.
  • 30 Jan 1948 5th Winter Olympic games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 31 Jan 1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Ballerina
  2. - Too Fat Polka
  3. - Beg Your Pardon
  4. - Beg Your Pardon
  5. - Ballerina

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

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

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America