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Saturday 18 December 1948

1948-12-18

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Force of Evil, directed by Abraham Polonsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Act of Violence

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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3 Godfathers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendriz, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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Yellow Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Morey Amsterdam Show

Starring: Morey Amsterdam, Art Carney, Johnny Guarnieri, Don Russell

Country: United States

Who Said That?

Starring: John Daly, Walter Kiernan, June Lockhart, Bob Considine

Country: United States

Talent Scouts

Starring: Arthur Godfrey

Country: United States

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The Earl Wrightson Show

Starring: Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Nelson: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson's Red Noise).
  • Mimmo Paladino: Italian sculptor and painter.
  • Laurent Voulzy: French singer and composer, spent his childhood with his mother, dancer from Guadeloupe, in the suburb of Paris.
  • Bryan "Chas" Changler in Newcastle: England; rock bassist (Animals).
  • George Johnson: American professional basketball center, playing for the "Golden State Warriors," "Golden State Buffalos, "New Jersey Nets" and the "San Antonio Spurs.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Janet Fay: Hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers.
Facts:
  • WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dwight Eisenhower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drew Pearson -- Dec. 13, 1948
  • Life: Montgomery Clift

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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