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Friday 13 February 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Hammack and John McAllion. Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Camel News Caravan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Call Northside 777

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Country: United States

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I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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Topper

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Country: United States

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Buck Privates

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 February 1948 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • George Hammack: American astrologer, handsome and personable.
  • John McAllion: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament, Labour representative returned at General Election on 6/11/1987.
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Facts:
  • Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Davos, Switzerland, won by Lannoy and Baugniet of Belgium.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Beg Your Pardon - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra (Vocal Marjorie Hughes)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Senator Robert Taft
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edwin P. Hubble -- Feb. 9, 1948
  • Life: Maine schoolboy

Books

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

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 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 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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