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Monday 5 April 1948

1948-04-05

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, 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 ?

Paisan

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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All My Sons

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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The Pirate

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Fort Apache

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

Country: United States

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Tonight on Broadway

Starring: John Mason Brown

Country: United States

The Swift Show

Starring: Lanny Ross, Milton Berle, Martha Logan, Kyle MacDonnell

Country: United States

Camel News Caravan

Starring: John Cameron Swayze

Country: United States

Court of Current Issues

Country: United States

Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour

Starring: Ted Mack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 April 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
Famous Birthdays:
  • Les Binks: Irish drummer and songwriter (Judas Priest Lionheart Tytan and Axis Point).
  • Dave Holland: English drummer (Judas Priest Pinkerton's Assorted Colours Finders Keepers and Trapeze).
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Facts:
  • WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine: Haganah launches Operation Nahshon beginning of the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
  • The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
  • A fire in a Buddhist monastery Shanghai kills 20 monks.
  • Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the ''Bogotazo''), and a further 10 years of violence in all of Colombia (''La Violencia'').

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Baby Face - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
  2. Sabre Dance Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dodgertown baseball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Markos Vafiades -- Apr. 5, 1948
  • Esquire

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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