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Saturday 24 April 1948

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Cellucci and Benzion Freshwater. State of the Union, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barney Blake, Police Reporter.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

State of the Union

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Anna Karenina

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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Day of Wrath

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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The Pirate

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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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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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1948 ?

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Paul Cellucci: American politician who was closely involved in the governing of Massachusetts from January 1991 with Governor William Weld at the helm.
  • Benzion Freshwater: English multi-millionaire.
  • Eddie James Hart in Martinez: California, USA; 4x100 metre relay runner (Olympics-gold-1972).
  • Eliana Gil: Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist therapist and author.
  • David Ingram: American keyboard player and songwriter (AnExchange and Love Song) (d. 2005).
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Famous Deaths:
  • The Costa Rican Civil War ends.

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

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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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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