An Abbreviated Thursday Show

Today is Teachers’ Day in Lebanon.

It’s unofficially False Teeth Day, Barbie Day, and National Meatball Day.

It’s the birthday of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was born in 1934; actor Raul Julia, who was born in 1940; and actress Juliette Binoche, who is 53.

This week in 1967, the top song in the U.S. was “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” by The Supremes.

The No. 1 movie was “Hurry Sundown,” while the novel “The Secret of Santa Vittoria” by Robert Crichton topped the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Now for our weekly question: For which book, later turned into a movie, did James Michener win the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for fiction?

Submit your answer at and we’ll add the name of the person with the first correct answer to our winner’s wall … at We’ll have the correct answer on Friday’s episode.


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