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Friday 8 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 Stefanie Marrian and Sarah Purcell in Richmond. Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles, 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 Greatest Fights of the Century.
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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 8 October 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stefanie Marrian: Paris, France -- Comedienne (Benny Hill Show).
  • Sarah Purcell in Richmond: Indiana, USA; actress/TV hostess (Real People).
  • Pedro Lopez: Colombian serial killer.
  • Enzo Baldoni: Italian journalist who was abducted and executed in Iraq in the summer of 2004.
  • Claude Jade: One of the major actresses of the French new wave, widely known for her roles in Truffaut's trilogy: "Baisers volés", "Domicile conjugal" and "l'amour en fuite": Stolen kisses, Bed and Board, Love on the run.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Two men in Hardhats
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joe DiMaggio -- Oct. 4, 1948
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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 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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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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