- Army search planes could be heard and seen throughout the Shamokin Area as they tried to find the missing aircraft of Philadelphia Pilot Frank Fink, who had left Olmstead Airforce Base, near Middletown, a week earlier.

- Although the second World War had ended nearly a year before, much of what went on in the region was connected to the armed forces, one way or another. Commander William McAll of the Shamokin American Veterans (AmVets) chapter filed an application for approval of the group's Home Association Charter. AmVets was an organization unlike the much older American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, which had its beginnings following World War II.

- In area politics, then as now, finances were of interest to the public, as well as the candidates. It was revealed that in the state senatorial race the previous year, the winner, Gen. Samuel Wolfe of Lewisburg, a Republican, had spent $1,500 in the entire campaign, according to election records. If that sum seems incredibly low to you, consider the case of Wolfe's opponent, John Bobnek of Shamokin. In his losing fight, the Democratic candidate spent exactly $100.

- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced that Mary Quirk, of Mount Carmel, had won "Photo of the Month" honors for her promotional ideas concerning a movie entitled "Zeigfeld Follies."

- On the world scene, Israel was not yet a nation, and one of the organizations fighting for the establishment of Israel as a political reality was called Irgun Svei Leumi. Many considered Irgun a pure and simple terrorist group. On this day, the Irgun, which was holding three British soldiers captive, said it would kill them if Irgun prisoners were not released by the British, who ruled what was then called Palestine.