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Friday 14 May 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Zemeckis and Walter Olkewicz in Bayonne. State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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TV Series

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

Barney Blake, Police Reporter

Starring: Gene O'Donnell, Judy Parrish

Country: United States

On the Corner

Starring: Henry Morgan

Country: United States

For Your Pleasure

Starring: Kyle MacDonnell

Country: United States

Hollywood Screen Test

Starring: Neil Hamilton

Country: United States

Tonight on Broadway

Starring: John Mason Brown

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

State of the Union

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Anna Karenina

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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Day of Wrath

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam

Country: United States

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Paisan

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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The Pirate

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Zemeckis: Director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future).
  • Walter Olkewicz in Bayonne: New Jersey, USA; actor (Last Resort, Wizards and Warriors).
  • Dave LaRoche: baseball pitcher (New York Yankees).
  • Raynald Denoueix: French football manager and defender who played for Nantes (1997–2001) and Real Sociedad (2002–2004).
  • Dominique Pessin: French homicide, a prison chaplain found tied up and strangled to death in his Paris apartment on 7 November 2004.
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Facts:
  • US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
  • Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
  • The murder of a 3-year-old girl in Blackburn, England leads to the fingerprinting of more than 40,000 men in the city in an attempt to find the murderer.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Governor Earl Warren
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul-Henri Spaak -- May 10, 1948
  • Life: Career girl

Books

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

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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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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