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Friday 20 December 1946

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Uri Geller and Bill Hosket. Humoresque, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 while The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Campus Hoopla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mixed Bill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Play the Game

Starring: Harvey Zorbaugh

Country: United States

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Face to Face

Starring: Eddie Dunn, Bill Dunn

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Beast with Five Fingers

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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Stairway to Heaven

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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Humoresque

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Yearling

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr.

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Uri Geller: Israeli psychic and telekinetic with an international reputation.
  • Bill Hosket: American basketball player, he won the Gold medal with the U.S.
  • Dick Wolf: American television series creator.
  • Lesley Judd: English dancer and television host.
  • Lloyd Mumphord: American football player.
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Facts:
  • An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaido, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1946?

  • Life: Teresa Wright
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John L. Lewis -- Dec. 16, 1946
  • Life: Jet Plane and pilot

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The sweeping and mighty chronicle of a fabulous family- the hot headed, hot-blooded d'Alverys, and the skeleton ridden house where they were born. On Belle Heloise plantation, with all its old world background; its beer and shrimp parties on the ...

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The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

A beautiful flawless copy, First Edition, Published 1946, Mint Condition This Side of Innocence (1946) by Taylor Caldwell, about rich and powerful New York families in the Gilded Age.

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