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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1948?


Events

  • 01 May 1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
  • 03 May 1948 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener and Tennessee Williams.
  • 04 May 1948 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (German SS) and sentenced him to the death penalty.
  • 05 May 1948 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
  • 07 May 1948 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentenced to death.
  • 10 May 1948 Winston Churchill visits The Hague
  • 11 May 1948 Haganah takes control of Safed and port of Haifa.
  • 12 May 1948 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands resigns.
  • 13 May 1948 1948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
  • 14 May 1948 US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • 15 May 1948 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4.
  • 16 May 1948 George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found
  • 17 May 1948 Soviet Union recognizes Israel.
  • 18 May 1948 Ballet Ballads opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 20 May 1948 Cleveland Indians tie American League record of 18 walks (beat Boston Red Sox 13-4).
  • 21 May 1948 New York Yankees' Joe Dimaggio hits for the cycle (single, double, triple, homerun).
  • 22 May 1948 The Soviets launched the largest Lithuanian deportation to Siberia.
  • 23 May 1948 Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive homeruns.
  • 24 May 1948 Arab : Israeli War: Egypt finally captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
  • 25 May 1948 San Francisco receives its 1st telecast
  • 26 May 1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers.
  • 27 May 1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid.
  • 28 May 1948 Daniel Francois Malan defeats Jan Smuts and becomes Prime Minister of South Africa, ushering in the era of apartheid, which is finally dismantled by F W de Klerk in 1994.
  • 30 May 1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
  • 31 May 1948 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings).

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Music charts

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

  1. - The Dickey-Bird Song
  2. - Just Because
  3. - Tell Me a Story
  4. - My Happiness
  5. - You Can't be True, Dear

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen