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Thursday 21 October 1948

1948-10-21

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Red Shoes

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson

Country: United States

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Macbeth

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Hamlet

Directed by: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie

Country: United States

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Johnny Belinda

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Break the $250,000 Bank

Starring: Bert Parks, Ethel Waters

Country: United States

The Growing Paynes

Starring: John Harvey, Judy Parrish, Edward Holmes, David Anderson

Country: United States

Greatest Fights of the Century

Starring: Jim Stevenson

Country: United States

The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Starring: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson

Country: United States

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Texas News 5

Starring: Nicholas Zebrun

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
  • UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC).

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Woman in fur coat
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Douglas Freeman -- Oct. 18, 1948
  • Life: Actress Rita Colton

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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