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Wednesday 17 March 1948, St. Patrick's Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Cazenave and Fran Byrne. The Search, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer 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 17 March 1948 ?

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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  • Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.

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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 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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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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