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Saturday 11 December 1948

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Gabriel and Elizabeth Baur in Los Angeles. Yellow Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Morey Amsterdam Show.
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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 11 December 1948 ?

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
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  • WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, which established and defined the role of the United Nations Conciliation Commission as an organization to facilitate peace in the British Mandate for Palestine.
  • 12 ampndash Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali massacre: Scots Guards shoot 24 Chinese villagers in Malaya

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Life magazine

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

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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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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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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