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Monday 16 August 1948

1948-08-16

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, directed by Irving Pichel, 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 months ?

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey

Country: United States

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Key Largo

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Crystal Room

Starring: Maggi McNellis

Country: United States

Douglas Edwards with the News

Starring: Douglas Edwards

Country: United States

The Alan Dale Show

Starring: Alan Dale, Janie Ford

Country: United States

Candid Camera

Starring: John Garfield

Country: United States

Gabrielle

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barry Hay: Singer / fluitist / saxophonist / guitarist (Golden Earring).
  • Mike Jorgensen: American baseball player and manager.
  • Pierre Reid: Canadian educator and politician.
  • Patrick Balkany: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Babe Ruth: American baseball star, a legend in his own time, called the best baseball player who ever lived.
Facts:
  • Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Israeli pound becomes legal tender

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Underneath the Arches - Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordion Orchestra with The Keynotes

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Boy in straw hat
  • Time: Premier and Defense Minister of Israel
  • Life: Marlene Dietrich

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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