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Sunday 20 June 1948

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joey Molland and Nigel Morris. Romance on the High Seas, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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 At Liberty Club.
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 ?

At Liberty Club

Starring: Jacqueline Turner

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

Romance on the High Seas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Deutsche Mark introduced in West-Germany
  • The U.S. Congress recesses for the remainder of 1948, after an overtime session closes at 7:00 a.m. D.C. time (to be shortly interrupted by Truman's recall from Congressional recess for July 20, 1948).

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ella Fitzgerald - My Happiness

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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 ?

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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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 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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