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Friday 1 October 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ellen McIlwaine in Nashville and Peter Blake. Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.
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TV Series

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

The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Starring: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson

Country: United States

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Actor's Studio

Starring: Marc Connelly

Country: United States

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Around the Town

Starring: Kyle MacDonnell, Johnny Downs, Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

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Gabrielle

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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The Ed Sullivan Show

Starring: Ed Sullivan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Johnny Belinda

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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Sorry, Wrong Number

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards

Country: United States

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Rope

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ellen McIlwaine in Nashville: Tennessee, USA; blues singer ("Honky Tonky Angel").
  • Peter Blake: New Zealand explorer, scientist and yachtsman, a hero and role model, the winner of the Whitbreak Round the World Race in 1989 and the Jules Verne Trophy in 1994 by sailing nonstop around the globe on a catamaran in 74 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds.
  • Beverly Jarosz: American homicide victim, strangled and stabbed to death on 12/28/1964 at her home in Garfield Heights, OH, age 16.
  • Arnold Migus: French researcher, specializing in lasers and their applications.
  • Cub Koda: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station) (d. 2000).
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Facts:
  • California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages.
  • Radio Denmark begins transmitting.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: SMUs Doak Walker
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Earl Warren -- Sep. 27, 1948

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Books

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

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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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 Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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