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Tuesday 4 May 1948

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hurley Haywood and Tanya Welk-Roberts. State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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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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Meet the Press

Starring: David Gregory, Tim Russert, Lawrence E. Spivak, Chuck Todd

Country: United States

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Movies

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

State of the Union

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Anna Karenina

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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Day of Wrath

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam

Country: United States

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Paisan

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 May 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hurley Haywood: American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • Tanya Welk-Roberts: American entertainer who joined the Lawrence Welk show on New Year's Eve, 1967 and married the maestro's son, Lawrence Welk, Jr.
  • Alison Britton: English sculptor and educator.
  • George Tupou: George Tupou V of Tonga (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (German SS) and sentenced him to the death penalty.
  • Laurence Olivier's film version of ''Hamlet'' makes its world premiere in London.

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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. The Dickey-Bird Song - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Career girl
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Gallup -- May 3, 1948
  • Esquire

Books

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

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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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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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