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Wednesday 25 December 1946

1946-12-25

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Angels and Demons, directed by Antnio Lopes Ribeiro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Angels and Demons

Directed by: Antnio Lopes Ribeiro

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

Les Misérables

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Duel in the Sun

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck

Country: United States

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The Beast with Five Fingers

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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Humoresque

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Squeaky Mulligan, the Talking Cat

Starring: Al Jarvis, Arlene Gray, Mike Jarvis, Russell Jefferson

Country: United States

Know Your New York

Starring: Evelyn Peterson, Don Roper

Country: United States

The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Jack Eigen Show

Starring: Jack Eigen

Country: United States

You'll Be Sorry

Starring: Terry O'Sullivan, Beryl Wallace

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Larry Csonka: American football player, a big and brawny 6' 2", 237 pound fullback with the Dolphins from 1968-1974.
  • Christopher Frayling: English author and academic.
  • Gene Lamont: American baseball player and manager.
  • Stuart Wilson: Actor (Lethal Weapon 3), dies at 87.
  • Jimmy Buffett: American musician whose debut album, "Down to Earth" reportedly sold only 324 copies in 1970.
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Facts:
  • Constitution accepted in Taiwan.
  • William Claude Dunkenfield (W.C. Fields), American writer/comedian/actor (The Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies from pneumonia at age 67.
  • The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
  • The Flamingo Hotel opens on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • David Lean's ''Great Expectations'', based on the Charles Dickens novel, and featuring John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Francis L. Sullivan, Jean Simmons, and Finlay Currie, is released to great acclaim in the UK.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1946?

  • Life: Fra Angelicos art
  • Time: Ahmed Sukarno (spelled Soekarno).
  • Life: Teresa Wright

Books

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

The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

Beautiful Amalie Maxwell, low-born, but driven by limitless desires, came to Riversend and instantly touched off a holocaust of passion, hatred and intrigue that blazed through three generations of the lordly Lindseys...

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The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Printed in the Us by Montauk Book Manufacturing Co.

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