Saturday 24 January 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Des Barres and Elliott Abrams.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 24 January 1948 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Michael Des Barres: British actor and rock singer.
- Elliott Abrams: assistant US secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras.
- Michael Barres: English singer-songwriter and actor (The Power Station Silverhead and Detective).
- Maria Mandel: Austrian Auschwitz prison guard (d. 1948).
- Music in My Heart closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1948 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) - Peggy Lee (Dave Barbour Orchestra)
- I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
- Frankie Laine - Shine
- I'm My Own Grandpa - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?