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Sunday 4 April 1948

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pick Withers and Daniel Garrigue. Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tonight on Broadway.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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All My Sons

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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The Pirate

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Fort Apache

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

Country: United States

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dialing for Dollars

Country: United States

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The Howdy Doody Show

Written by: E. Roger Muir

Starring: Bob Smith

Country: United States

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Television Playhouse

Country: United States

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Stump the Stars

Written by: Mike Stokey

Starring: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 April 1948 ?

  • Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
  • Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
  • Lesotho - Heroes' Day
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pick Withers: English drummer (Dire Straits and Magna Carta).
  • Daniel Garrigue: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France who represents the Dordogne department, and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.
  • Berry Oakley in Chicago: Illinois, USA; rocker (Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man").
  • Luke Halpin in Astoria: New York, USA; actor (Sandy Ricks - Flipper).
  • Michael Blassie: American military officer (d. 1972).
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  • 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to first base; it ends in a tie.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sabre Dance Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  2. Baby Face - Art Mooney & His Orchestra

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

Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith


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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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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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