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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Music Charts

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

 TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948
TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

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Books

The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer

The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer

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Books

Dinner at Antoine's - Frances Parkinson Keyes

Dinner at Antoine's - Frances Parkinson Keyes

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Books

The Bishop's Mantle - Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Bishop's Mantle - Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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Opal  Herbert Leupin  Suiza (1948)Opal Herbert Leupin Suiza (1948)
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