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Saturday 21 December 1946

1946-12-21

It was Saturday, 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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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Campus Hoopla

Starring: Bob Haymes, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carl Wilson: American musician, one of the three brothers who formed "The Beach Boys" along with their cousin Mike Love and pal, Al Jardine.
  • Roy Karch: American director producer and screenwriter.
  • Christopher Keene: American conductor (Born 1946).
  • Kevin Peek: Australian guitarist and songwriter (Sky) (d. 2013).
  • Christopher Keene in Berkeley: California, USA; conductor (La Traviata).
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Facts:
  • If the Shoe Fits closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Earthquake in South Japan kills 1,086.
  • Frank Capra's movie It's a Wonderful Life premieres in theaters in the USA.

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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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