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Thursday 19 December 1946

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It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Beast with Five Fingers, directed by Robert Florey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Beast with Five Fingers

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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Humoresque

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stairway to Heaven

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Yearling

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Let's Celebrate

Starring: Mel Allen

Country: United States

The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom

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Pinwright's Progress

Starring: James Hayter, Clarence Wright, Daphne Maddox, Charles Irwin

Country: United Kingdom

Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom

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Kaleidoscope

Starring: MacDonald Hobley, Ronnie Waldman, Leslie Welch

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Elphick: British actor, comedian.
  • Jean-Christophe Mitterrand: French noted family, the eldest son of President François Mitterand.
  • Robert Urich: American actor on radio, stage, film and 11 TV series, including "Vega$," 1978-81, "Spenser For Hire," 1985-88, "American Dreamer," 1990-91 and "Crossroads," 1992-93.
  • Robert Urich in Toronto: Ohio, USA; actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$).
  • Rosemary Conley: English businesswoman, author and broadcaster.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Langevin: French physicist, best remembered for his work on the theory of magnetic materials.
Facts:
  • Noel Cowards musical Pacific 1860, premieres in London
  • War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi.
  • Start of the First Indochina War.
  • Viet Minh forces begin a war against French occupying forces in Vietnam, succeeding in 1954 with France's surrender at Dien Bien Phu.
  • Frank Capra's ''It's a Wonderful Life'', featuring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, and Thomas Mitchell, is released in New York.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1946?

  • Life: Teresa Wright
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John L. Lewis -- Dec. 16, 1946
  • Life: Jet Plane and pilot

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

Beautiful Amalie Maxwell, low-born, but driven by limitless desires, came to Riversend and instantly touched off a holocaust of passion, hatred and intrigue that blazed through three generations of the lordly Lindseys...

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The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

By the author of Crescent Carnival, The River Road is the epic story of an old family sugar plantation, and the d'Alvery family that struggles to keep it viable between the two world wars, following 3 families

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