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Saturday 17 April 1948

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Viscount Bridport and Kriss . Day of Wrath, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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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 30 days ?

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Viscount Bridport: .
  • Kriss : French radio-host producer, also known as 'Kriss Graffiti' or 'la Kriss,' who died on 19 November 2009, aged 61, at Issy-les-Moulineaux.
  • Jan Hammer: Czech pianist composer and producer.
  • Alice Harden: American educator and politician (d. 2012).
  • Pekka Vasala: Finnish runner.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Nature Boy - Nat King Cole (Frank DeVol & His Orchestra)
  2. Toolie Oolie Doolie (Yodel Polka) - Andrews Sisters

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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 ?

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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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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