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Friday 2 July 1948

1948-07-02

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). A Foreign Affair, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 ?

A Foreign Affair

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund

Country: United States

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Easter Parade

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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Romance on the High Seas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day

Country: United States

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Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Directed by: Charles T. Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

The Lady from Shanghai

Directed by: Rita Hayworth

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Winner Take All

Starring: Bud Collyer, Bern Bennett

Country: United States

At Liberty Club

Starring: Jacqueline Turner

Country: United States

The Ed Sullivan Show

Starring: Ed Sullivan

Country: United States

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Texaco Star Theatre

Starring: Milton Berle, Sid Stone

Country: United States

We, the People

Starring: Dan Seymour, Al Capp, Dwight Weist

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 July 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu: French actor who studied theatre and film at the Sorbonne Paris III and began his career in film at the age of 25 by making appearances with acclaimed directors.
  • Mutula Kilonzo: Kenyan lawyer and politician (d. 2013).
  • Gene McFadden: American singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead) (d. 2006).
  • Saul Rubinek: Canadian actor.
  • Sylvain Cambreling: French musician and orchestral conductor.
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Facts:
  • 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Pee Wee Hunt Orch - Twelfth Street Rag

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Boy from Kent School
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jean Simmons -- June 28, 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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