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

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

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

American President Lines luxury liners  S.S. President Wilson and S.S. President Cleveland, Americas finest postwar luxury liners (1948)American President Lines luxury liners S.S. President Wilson and S.S. President Cleveland, Americas finest postwar luxury liners (1948)
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Old Journal Ads

Southern Railway System  Moonlight Factories (1948)Southern Railway System Moonlight Factories (1948)
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Ines Carrillo Photo Pianist Booking (1948)Ines Carrillo Photo Pianist Booking (1948)
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