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Wednesday 21 July 1948

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) and Ed Hinton. Key Largo, directed by John Huston, 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 Gabrielle.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Gabrielle

Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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Winner Take All

Starring: Bud Collyer, Bern Bennett

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

Key Largo

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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A Foreign Affair

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund

Country: United States

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Easter Parade

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Margaret Whiting - A Tree In The Meadow
  2. Woody Woodpecker - Mel Blanc & Sportsmen
  3. Doris Day - It's Magic

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Beach fun
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Howard Hughes -- July 19, 1948
  • Life: Small town girl

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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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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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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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