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Wednesday 24 March 1948

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lee Oskar and Javier Canseco. Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948 while The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs

Country: United States

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Fort Apache

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

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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All My Sons

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians

Country: United States

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

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 March 1948 ?

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lee Oskar: Danish harmonica player and songwriter (War and Lowrider Band).
  • Javier Canseco: Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013).
  • Anatoli Krikun: Estonian basketball player and coach.
  • Jerzy Kukuczka: Polish mountaineer, second person to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders (d. 1989).
  • Barbara Pearse: English biologist and academic.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sabre Dance - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  2. I Love You, Yes I Do - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Life magazine


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

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 Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith


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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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