Time Machine: Back in 1948
- The body of an Army nurse, Dorothy M. Berger. of Marshall Street, Shamokin, arrived in San Francisco. She had been killed in an airplane accident in New Guinea in 1944.
- In Anniston, Ala., 44 year-old J.C. Barker was married to 12-year-old Betty Jo Bishop for one day. The girl's mother complained to authorities, who arrested Barker. He said he couldn't see what the fuss was about. "I've been going with the girl for nearly eight months," he said.
- In Harrisburg, Gov. Jim Duff was yelling "not true" to charges from Pittsburgh's mayor, Dave Lawrence, to the effect that Duff's administration was guilty of the maladministration of the Liquor Control Board, the Public Utility Commission and the Milk Marketing Board.
- At the Imperial in Kulpmont, a guy named Al LaRue was playing in "Law of the Lash." His whip swinging would make his career, and he would be forever known as Lash LaRue. He had learned to manipulate the whip in Clifton, NJ.
- The top-selling record of the year was revealed on this date. It was "Near You," which had sold two million records and 700,000 pieces of sheet music in 1947. Milton Berle would later adopt the tune as his theme song.