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Thursday 20 May 1948

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Amiel and John R McKernan Jr American politician (Representative-Republican-Maine. Melody Time, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 On TV people were watching Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Melody Time

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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State of the Union

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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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TV Series

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

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 May 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st use of Israeli Air Force and 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
  • Cleveland Indians tie American League record of 18 walks (beat Boston Red Sox 13-4).

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. My Happiness - Jon & Sandra Steele
  2. Tell Me a Story - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Mrs David Niven
  • Time: Jockey Eddie Arcaro
  • Life: Governor Earl Warren

Books

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

An account of the story of West Indies cricket from its beginings to the present day. This book discusses the personalities involved and explains the social order and rivalry that lie behind the players, the island and the game.

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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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