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Sunday 5 December 1948

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Kernot and John Home-Robertson. Yellow Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, 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 Who Said That?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

3 Godfathers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendriz, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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Yellow Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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So Dear to My Heart

Directed by: Harold Schuster

Starring: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll

Country: United States

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He Walked by Night

Directed by: Alfred Werker

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts

Country: United States

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The Boy with Green Hair

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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 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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1948 ?

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cheryl Kernot: Australian politician, the controversial leader of the Democratic party.
  • John Home-Robertson: Scottish Member of Parliament who was affiliated with the Labour party and who represented the East Lothian district.
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  • New York Giants' Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Twelfth Street Rag - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

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

Life magazine


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 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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith


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