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Wednesday 1 December 1948

1948-12-01

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 3 Godfathers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

3 Godfathers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendriz, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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Yellow Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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So Dear to My Heart

Directed by: Harold Schuster

Starring: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll

Country: United States

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He Walked by Night

Directed by: Alfred Werker

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts

Country: United States

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The Boy with Green Hair

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Talent Scouts

Starring: Arthur Godfrey

Country: United States

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The Earl Wrightson Show

Starring: Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

The Arrow Show

Starring: Herbert Coleman, Len Hale, Jerry Hausner, Harry Salter

Country: United States

Lamp Unto My Feet

Starring: Wright King, Florida Friebus, Jonathan Gilmore, Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

The Ford Theatre Hour

Starring: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 December 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
  • Angola's Pioneers' Day
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Facts:
  • Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player.
  • Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan, King of Palestine.
  • José Figueres Ferrer abolishes the army in Costa Rica, making it the first country in history to do so

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1948 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. On a Slow Boat to China - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1948?

  • Esquire
  • Life: Restaurant fashions
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dave Beck -- Nov. 29, 1948

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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The Naked and the Dead

By: Norman Mailer

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.

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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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The Bishop's Mantle

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Hilary Laurens, a young Episcopal priest about 1939, has recently returned to his hometown, somewhere in the American heartland. Upon receiving sudden word that his grandfather, the Bishop of that diocese and the only father he's known, has suddenly taken ...

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