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Friday 23 January 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anita Pointer in Oakland and David Ford. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Dialing for Dollars

Country: United States

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The Howdy Doody Show

Written by: E. Roger Muir

Starring: Bob Smith

Country: United States

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Television Playhouse

Country: United States

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Stump the Stars

Written by: Mike Stokey

Starring: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Meet the Press

Starring: David Gregory, Tim Russert, Lawrence E. Spivak, Chuck Todd

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Country: United States

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I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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Topper

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Country: United States

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Buck Privates

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

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The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bradman scores 201 in 272 minutes vs. India, 21 fours 1 six
  • Test debut of Neil Harvey, versus India at Adelaide.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Beg Your Pardon - Larry Green & His Orchestra
  2. Francis Craig & His Orchestra - Beg Your Pardon
  3. Bing Crosby - Ballerina
  4. Ballerina - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Violinist Marcia Van Dyke
  • Time: Secretary of the Air Force
  • Life: Midwinter accessories in fashion

Books

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

Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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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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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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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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