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Thursday 27 May 1948

1948-05-27

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Counterfeiters, directed by Peter Stewart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Counterfeiters

Directed by: Peter Stewart

Starring: John Sutton, Doris Merrick, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

Melody Time

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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State of the Union

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians

Country: United States

Anna Karenina

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

We, the People

Starring: Dan Seymour, Al Capp, Dwight Weist

Country: United States

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Barney Blake, Police Reporter

Starring: Gene O'Donnell, Judy Parrish

Country: United States

On the Corner

Starring: Henry Morgan

Country: United States

For Your Pleasure

Starring: Kyle MacDonnell

Country: United States

Hollywood Screen Test

Starring: Neil Hamilton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 May 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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Facts:
  • Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid.
  • Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians.
  • RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated and live-action feature film Melody Time to theaters in the USA. It includes the animated films Once Upon a Wintertime, Bumble Boogie, Johnny Appleseed, Little Toot, Blame it on the Samba (with Donald Duck), and Pecos Bill.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. You Can't be True, Dear - Vera Lynn

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Senator Vandenberg
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Ibn-Hussein -- May 24, 1948
  • Life: Mrs David Niven

Books

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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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

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

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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