Thursday 26 August 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jet Black and Valerie Simpson in the Bronx.
Sorry, Wrong Number, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Lucky Pup.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Douglas Edwards with the News
Which were the important events of 26 August 1948 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1948?
- Life: Women with pet deer
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Betty Grable -- Aug. 23, 1948
- Life: Boy in straw hat
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and the basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.
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.
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.
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 ...
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Tell the world why 26 August 1948 is such a special date for you!