Wednesday 8 October 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Nightmare Alley, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1947 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Richard Morris: English archaeologist historian and author.
- Stephen Shore: American photographer and educator.
- Aki Ahrens: German astrologer, with alternative lifestyle, lived in Munich.
- Emiel Puttemans: .
- Tony Wilson: Trinidad -- Rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate).
- Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina: Russian Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)
- Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann]: Austria writer (Bambi), dies at 78.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Near You - Elliot Lawrence & His Orchestra
- An Apple Blossom Wedding - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
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