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Sunday 26 December 1948

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Chambliss and Alain Trautman. Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 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 Hollywood on Television.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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Super Circus

Starring: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Country: United States

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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I'd Like to See

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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Facts:
  • Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty arrested
  • Cardinal Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
  • The last Soviet troops withdraw from North Korea

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Teenagers
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Olivia de Havilland -- Dec. 20, 1948
  • Life: Dwight Eisenhower

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Books

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 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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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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