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Monday 26 January 1948

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gonzague Saint Bris and Corky Laing. Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Call Northside 777

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Country: United States

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I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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Secret Beyond the Door...

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere

Country: United States

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The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

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 26 January 1948 ?

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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Famous Deaths:
  • Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • US Presidential Executive Order 9981 signed, ending segregation in US Armed Forces.
  • Teigin poison case: A man masquerading as a doctor poisons 12 of 16 bank employees of the Tokyo branch of Imperial Bank and takes the money artist Sadamichi Hirasawa is later sentenced to death for the crime, but is never executed.

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. I'm My Own Grandpa - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Frankie Laine - Shine
  3. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
  4. Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) - Peggy Lee (Dave Barbour Orchestra)

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

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

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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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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