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Saturday 21 August 1948

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taurean Blacque . Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 On TV people were watching Lucky Pup.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Red River

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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Rope

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger

Country: United States

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Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey

Country: United States

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Key Largo

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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A Foreign Affair

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Crystal Room

Starring: Maggi McNellis

Country: United States

Douglas Edwards with the News

Starring: Douglas Edwards

Country: United States

The Alan Dale Show

Starring: Alan Dale, Janie Ford

Country: United States

Candid Camera

Starring: John Garfield

Country: United States

Gabrielle

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Facts:
  • Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Boy in straw hat
  • Time: Premier and Defense Minister of Israel
  • Life: Marlene Dietrich

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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