It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • Sorry, Wrong NumberSorry, Wrong Number
    directed by Anatole Litvak
    starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards
  • RopeRope
    directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger
  • Red RiverRed River
    directed by Howard Hawks
    starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru
  • Mr. Peabody and the MermaidMr. Peabody and the Mermaid
    directed by Irving Pichel
    starring: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 25 August 1948 ?


Holidays
  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.

Facts
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: ''Confrontation Day'' between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

Famous People born
Nicholas A. Peppas: Greek chemical and biomedical engineer

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Magazine Covers

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

  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948
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Books

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

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas

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.

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

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.

Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes

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.

The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Bishop's Mantle

by Agnes Sligh Turnbull


Excerpt from Chapter I: "...He went back to the desk and picked up the phone. The nurse had taken care of the most essential and painful calls.

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