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Tuesday 20 April 1948

1948-04-20

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Anna Karenina, directed by Julien Duvivier, 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 ?

Anna Karenina

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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Day of Wrath

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam

Country: United States

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Paisan

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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All My Sons

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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The Pirate

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Barney Blake, Police Reporter

Starring: Gene O'Donnell, Judy Parrish

Country: United States

On the Corner

Starring: Henry Morgan

Country: United States

For Your Pleasure

Starring: Kyle MacDonnell

Country: United States

Hollywood Screen Test

Starring: Neil Hamilton

Country: United States

Tonight on Broadway

Starring: John Mason Brown

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 April 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Remy Trudel: French Canadian politician.
  • Nadia Potts: British-Canadian dancer.
  • Craig Frost: keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad - "Some Kind of Wonderful").
  • Merlin Hay: 24th Earl of Erroll Scottish colonel and politician Lord High Constable of Scotland.
  • Gregory Itzin: American actor.
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Facts:
  • New York City hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Walter P Reuther UAW President shot andwounded at his home in Detroit
  • United Auto Workers' president Walter P Reuther shot and wounded at his home in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Nature Boy - Nat King Cole (Frank DeVol & His Orchestra)
  2. Toolie Oolie Doolie (Yodel Polka) - Andrews Sisters

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Churchills memoirs
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alcide de Gasperi -- Apr. 19, 1948
  • Life: Barbara Bel Geddes

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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