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Tuesday 12 October 1948

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hans Sprenger and Rick Parfitt. The Three Musketeers, directed by George Sidney, 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 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 ?

The Three Musketeers

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Susan Sutherland Isaacs: English educational psychologist and psychoanalyst (Born 1885).
  • Alfred Kerr: German-Jewish theatre critic and essayist, nicknamed the Kulturpapst ("Pope of Culture").
Facts:
  • Casey Stengel takes over as New York Yankees' manager.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Actress Rita Colton
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Strom Thurmond -- Oct. 11, 1948
  • Life: Two men in Hardhats

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Books

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

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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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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