Thursday 15 January 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
I Walk Alone, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour
The Adventures of Uncle Mistletoe
Which were the important events of 15 January 1948 ?
- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
See other famous people born on 15 January
Tommy Nolan: Montreal, Quebec -- Actor (Jody-Buckskin).
Dini Petty: Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV).
Andy Jones: Canadian actor, playing lead in the film "Faustus Bidgood.
Ronnie Van Zant: American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1948 ?
Search For Your Ancestors
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1948?
- Life: Midwinter accessories in fashion
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gregory Peck -- Jan. 12, 1948
- Life: Pakistans Jinnah
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
This edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 12 point Garamond, 1.15 spacing. "The Big Fisherman" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles.
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 ...
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