LOOK 1948

Historical Highlights of 1948 …

  • US President Truman approves the Marshall Plan giving financial aid to 16 European countries.
  • Columbia Records introduces the 33 1/3 LP (“long playing”) record. It allows listeners to enjoy 25 minutes of music per side, compared to the four minutes per side of the standard 78 rpm record.
  • “The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” Directed by John Huston, with Humphrey Bogart hits the theaters.
  • Famous Births … Bernadette Peters, James Taylor, Richard Simmons.
  • Deaths … Babe Ruth, Orville Wright.
  • In the World Series: The Cleveland Indians defeat the Boston Braves, 4 games to 2.
  • A movie ticket cost 60 Cents.
  • Earthquake in Turkmenistan USSR Kills 110,000
  • India leader Mahatma Gandhi assassinated.
  • 1 million households own Televisions – was 5,000 just 3 years earlier.

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