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Wednesday 17 November 1948

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Howard Dean and Henri de Raincourt. He Walked by Night, directed by Alfred Werker, 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 The Arrow Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

He Walked by Night

Directed by: Alfred Werker

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts

Country: United States

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The Boy with Green Hair

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale

Country: United States

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Joan of Arc

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Jos Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan

Country: United States

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Blood on the Moon

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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The Snake Pit

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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I'd Like to See

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1948 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Howard Dean: American politician and physician, Dean announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President on June 23, 2003 in Burlington, VT.
  • Henri de Raincourt
  • Jaime Huelamo: Spain -- Cyclist (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist) drug disqualified.
  • East Bay Ray: American musician.
  • Henri De Raincourt: French politician who was Minister for Relations with Parliament (2009-2010) and Minister in charge of Co-operation (2010-2012) during Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency.
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  • Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi divorces his second wife, the former Princess Fawzia of Egypt.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Buttons and Bows - Betty Jane Rhodes

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

Life magazine


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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith


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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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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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