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Thursday 17 June 1948

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Phylicia Allen Ayers Rashad in Houston and David Concepcion. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, directed by Charles T. Barton, 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 The Ed Sullivan Show.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Ed Sullivan Show

Starring: Ed Sullivan

Country: United States

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Texaco Star Theatre

Starring: Milton Berle, Sid Stone

Country: United States

We, the People

Starring: Dan Seymour, Al Capp, Dwight Weist

Country: United States

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Barney Blake, Police Reporter

Starring: Gene O'Donnell, Judy Parrish

Country: United States

On the Corner

Starring: Henry Morgan

Country: United States

Movies

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

Melody Time

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Facts:
  • Joe Cronin pinch hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader.
  • A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Phyllis Calvert
  • Time: Young calf covered in ticker tape
  • Life: Fashion Tshirts

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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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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