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Tuesday 16 March 1948

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Claude Dauphin and Margaret [Edith] Weis. The Search, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Camel News Caravan.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Search

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon

Country: United States

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The Big Clock

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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Sitting Pretty

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb

Country: United States

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I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka

Country: United States

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Quai des Orfèvres

Directed by: H. G. Clouzot

Starring: Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Bernard Blier

Country: United States

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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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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1948 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Claude Dauphin: French actor who is the son of actor Claude Dauphin and actress Maria Mauban, the grand-son of poet Franc-Nohain, and nephew of host Jean Nohain, his father's brother.
  • Margaret [Edith] Weis: United States -- Sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning).
  • Michael Bruce: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alice Cooper).
  • Richard Desjardins: Canadian singer, songwriter and film director.
  • Margaret Weis: American author and game designer.
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  • The largest flood in the history of Brampton, Ontario, occurs.
  • Treaty of Brussels signed by Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, providing for economic, social and cultural collaboration and collective self-defence.
  • The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is founded in California.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como - Because

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

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

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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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 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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