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Wednesday 25 December 1946, Christmas

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Buffett and Raymond A Merriman. Angels and Demons, directed by Antnio Lopes Ribeiro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 while The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Know Your New York.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Les Misérables

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Duel in the Sun

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck

Country: United States

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Stairway to Heaven

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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The Beast with Five Fingers

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mixed Bill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1946 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jimmy Buffett: American musician whose debut album, "Down to Earth" reportedly sold only 324 copies in 1970.
  • Raymond A Merriman
  • Larry Csonka: American football player, a big and brawny 6' 2", 237 pound fullback with the Dolphins from 1968-1974.
  • Raymond Merriman: American professional astrologer since 1968, a publisher, author and commodities specialist.
  • Lawrence Csonka: Stow sports Champions.
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  • Constitution accepted in Taiwan.
  • William Claude Dunkenfield (W.C. Fields), American writer/comedian/actor (The Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies from pneumonia at age 67.
  • The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
  • The Flamingo Hotel opens on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • David Lean's ''Great Expectations'', based on the Charles Dickens novel, and featuring John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Francis L. Sullivan, Jean Simmons, and Finlay Currie, is released to great acclaim in the UK.

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

The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The sweeping and mighty chronicle of a fabulous family- the hot headed, hot-blooded d'Alverys, and the skeleton ridden house where they were born. On Belle Heloise plantation, with all its old world background; its beer and shrimp parties on the ...

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The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

A beautiful flawless copy, First Edition, Published 1946, Mint Condition This Side of Innocence (1946) by Taylor Caldwell, about rich and powerful New York families in the Gilded Age.

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