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Wednesday 25 August 1948

1948-08-25

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Sorry, Wrong Number, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards

Country: United States

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Red River

Red River

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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Rope

Rope

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger

Country: United States

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Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey

Country: United States

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Key Largo

Key Largo

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Crystal Room

Crystal Room

Starring: Maggi McNellis

Country: United States

Douglas Edwards with the News

Douglas Edwards with the News

Starring: Douglas Edwards

Country: United States

The Alan Dale Show

The Alan Dale Show

Starring: Alan Dale, Janie Ford

Country: United States

Candid Camera

Candid Camera

Starring: John Garfield

Country: United States

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Claeys: French politician, a member of the Socialist Party, Mayor of Poitiers since 2008 and a Member of the National Assembly of France for the first constituency of the Vienne department since 1997
  • Ledward Kaapana: American singer and guitarist
  • Nicholas Peppas: Greek chemist and biologist
  • Nicholas A Peppas: Greek chemical and biomedical engineer
Facts:
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: ''Confrontation Day'' between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948
  • Life: Women with pet deer
  • Esquire

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

It was a calm, early summer noon in the southern mountains of Arabia. Sheltering the King's well-guarded domain, a mile above and a dozen miles east of the Dead Sea, motionless masses of neighbourly white clouds hung suspended from a ...

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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.

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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.

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The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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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