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Monday 23 August 1948

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Blomberg and Ernst Jansz. Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Pup.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger

Country: United States

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Red River

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey

Country: United States

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Key Largo

Directed by: John Huston

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

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Lucky Pup

Starring: Doris Brown, Hope Bunin, Morey Bunin

Douglas Edwards with the News

Starring: Douglas Edwards

Country: United States

Crystal Room

Starring: Maggi McNellis

Country: United States

Candid Camera

Starring: John Garfield

Country: United States

The Alan Dale Show

Starring: Alan Dale, Janie Ford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1948 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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  • Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • The World Council of Churches is established.

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

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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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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