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Sunday 22 December 1946

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pamela Courson and Roberta Speer. Stairway to Heaven, directed by Michael Powell, 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.
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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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Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

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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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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1946 ?

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pamela Courson: American news figure, the common-law wife of Jim Morrison for many years.
  • Roberta Speer: LPGA golfer.
  • Rick Nielsen in Rockford: Illinois, USA; rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick).
  • Yves Lagane: French Vice-Admiral in the French Navy for thirty years.
  • Patrick Russel: French alpine skier, he had nine individual victories (slalom and giant slalom) in World Cup and was twice silver medalist in the World Championships (Val Gardena 1970), belonging to the French "dream team" with Augert, Lafforgue.
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  • Bal Negre closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Cleveland Browns beat the New York Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • The Havana Conference begins between U.S. organized crime bosses in Havana, Cuba.

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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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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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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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