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Friday 16 April 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Devlin and Gonzalo Peña Tamez. Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, 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 Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 30 days ?

Paisan

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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Fort Apache

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

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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All My Sons

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mark Devlin: American writer, the author of "Stubborn Child: A Memoir.
  • Gonzalo Peña Tamez: Mexican pro astrologer and former scientist, seen on Mexican TV and published frequently in Mexico and South America.
  • Martin Siegel: American attorney with a dazzling career until he crashed in a scandal of fraud and graft.
  • Reg Alcock: Canadian businessman and politician 17th Canadian President of the Treasury Board (d. 2011).
  • Ammar Sherei: Egyptian accordion player composer and academic (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris, France.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is founded as the OEEC.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Dick Haymes - Little White Lies
  2. You Can't Be True, Dear - Ken Griffin (Organ) (Vocal Jerry Wayne)
  3. St. Louis Blues March - Tex Beneke & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Barbara Bel Geddes
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Roy A. Roberts -- Apr. 12, 1948
  • Life: Dodgertown baseball

Books

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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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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