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Monday 25 October 1948

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dan Gable and Dave Cowens. The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell, 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 Okay, Mother.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Red Shoes

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie

Country: United States

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Johnny Belinda

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Starring: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson

Country: United States

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Actor's Studio

Starring: Marc Connelly

Country: United States

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Around the Town

Starring: Kyle MacDonnell, Johnny Downs, Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

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Starring: Gabrielle

Country: United States

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The Ed Sullivan Show

Starring: Ed Sullivan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1948 ?

  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dan Gable: American amateur wrestler and head coach.
  • Dave Cowens: American basketball star, drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970.
  • Dan Issel: American athlete, professional basketball player who was named American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year in 1971 after a phenomenal first year with the Kentucky Colonels.
  • Christian Godefroy
  • Diana Burrell: English viola player and composer.
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  • Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - On a Slow Boat to China
  2. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) - Jimmy Wakely

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1948?

Life magazine


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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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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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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