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Saturday 16 October 1948

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Tylo and Hema Malini. The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, 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 Break the $250,000 Bank.
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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 Red Shoes

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1948 ?

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Facts:
  • Red Mill opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
  • The 57th Street Art Fair, the oldest juried art fair in the American Midwest, is founded.

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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

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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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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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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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