It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
by Mika Waltari
First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.
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.
by Sholem Asch
With "Mary," Sholem Asch concludes his trilogy on the founding of Christianity. In “The Nazarene” he portrayed the crucifixion from several point s of view—a Roman Centurion, a young Judean student and the rabbinical authorities who witnessed the rise of Jesus with alarm.
A Rage to Live
by John O'Hara
When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves.