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Thursday 23 December 1948

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leslie Moonves and Hubert Brin. Wake of the Red Witch, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 On TV people were watching Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Act of Violence

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Morey Amsterdam Show

Starring: Morey Amsterdam, Art Carney, Johnny Guarnieri, Don Russell

Country: United States

Who Said That?

Starring: John Daly, Walter Kiernan, June Lockhart, Bob Considine

Country: United States

Talent Scouts

Starring: Arthur Godfrey

Country: United States

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The Earl Wrightson Show

Starring: Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Leslie Moonves: American television executive.
  • Hubert Brin: French president of 'L’Union nationale des associations familiales' (UNAF), a national family institution.
  • Carlos Garcia Escobar: Guatemalan anthropologist and writer, has dedicated his life to the study of traditional dances.
  • David Davis: English politician Minister of State for Europe.
  • Jim Ferguson: American guitarist, composer, educator, author, and music journalist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hideki Tojo: Prime Minister of Japan (1941-44) and 6 Japanese, hanged for war crimes at 64.
Facts:
  • Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Teenagers
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Olivia de Havilland -- Dec. 20, 1948
  • Life: Dwight Eisenhower

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Books

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and 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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