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Friday 23 July 1948

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Samuel Maslak and Georges Ralli. Key Largo, directed by John Huston, 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 Gabrielle.
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 ?

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 23 July 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
Famous Birthdays:
  • Samuel Maslak: American electrical engineer and CEO of Acuson, a medical ultrasound imaging equipment company.
  • Georges Ralli: French business executive who serves as Vice Chairman of Carrefour.
  • Theodore Trigones: American homicide perpetrator, he was sentenced to life in jail without parole for the fatal stabbing of a 13-year old baby-sitter while two young children slept.
  • Michael Wood: TV Show Host.
  • Ross Cranston: Australian-English lawyer judge and politician Solicitor General for England and Wales.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President.

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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 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 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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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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