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Sunday 31 October 1948

1948-10-31

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Snake Pit, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Snake Pit

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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The Red Shoes

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson

Country: United States

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Macbeth

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Hamlet

Directed by: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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I'd Like to See

Country: United States

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The Fashion Story

Starring: Dennis Bohan, Patsy Davis, Marilyn Day, Hayes Gordon

Country: United States

The Adventures of Oky Doky

Starring: Wendy Barrie, Burt Hilber, Pat Barnard, Dayton Allen

Country: United States

Amanda

Starring: Amanda Randolph

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Monique Olivier: French criminal, convicted of one murder and of helping her husband, Michel Fourniret, with the murder of a further six women or teenage girls.
  • Franco Gasparri: Italian actor, the son of the painter and film poster artist Rodolfo.
  • Diane Linkletter: American noted family, the daughter of Art Linkletter and a LSD user.
  • Michael Kitchen: English actor and producer.
  • Kenneth Feld: American business executive and entertainment producer, the owner of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus in the '90s.
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Buttons and Bows - Dinning Sisters

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: University of California football fans
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William C. Menninger -- Oct. 25, 1948
  • Life: Woman in fur coat

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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