Monday 9 August 1948
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michel Gaudin and Bill Campbell.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Crystal Room.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Douglas Edwards with the News
Which were the important events of 9 August 1948 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
See other famous people born on 09 August
Michel Gaudin: French senior official; Prefect of the Paris Police from 23 May 2007 to 30 May 2012.
Bill Campbell: American baseball player and coach.
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1948?
- Life: Marlene Dietrich
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Wallace -- Aug. 9, 1948
- Life: Sprinter Mel Patton
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and the basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.
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.
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.
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 ...
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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