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Monday 12 May 1947

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Micheline Lanctot and Catherine Yronwode. Born to Kill, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Café Continental.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Born to Kill

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne

Country: United States

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For the Love of Rusty

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Ted Donaldson, Tom Powers, Ann Doran

Country: United States

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Odd Man Out

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Café Continental

Written by: Henry Caldwell

Starring: Claude Frederic

Country: United Kingdom

Birthday Party

Starring: Ted Brown, Aunt Grace, Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Kraft Theatre

Starring: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Country: United States

Doorway to Fame

Starring: Johnny Olson, Ned Harvey, Joe Bolton

Country: United States

Juvenile Jury

Starring: Jack Barry, Red Skelton, Mary Small

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Micheline Lanctot: American film actor, director and screenwriter.
  • Catherine Yronwode: American writer and editor.
  • Christian Daziano: French diplomat, who served as ambassador to Burundi (1999-2003), Benin (2003-2007) and Mozambique (2009-2012).
  • Michael Ignatieff: Canadian writer, journalist, biographer, novelist, playwright, and Director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
  • Stephen Raville: American legal tax advisor, economist and CEO of Advanced Telecommunications.
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Facts:
  • The animated cartoon film ''Rabbit Transit'', directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
  • The Cold War begins: In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, President Harry S. Truman signs an Act of Congress that implements the Truman Doctrine. This Act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece.
  • David Lean's film ''Great Expectations'', based on the novel by Charles Dickens, opens in the United States. Critics call it the finest film ever made from a Charles Dickens novel.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1947 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Frank Sinatra - Mam'selle
  2. Across The Alley From The Alamo - Mills Brothers
  3. I Never Knew - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1947?

  • Life: Bulgarian man
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Arthur Vandenberg -- May 12, 1947
  • Life: Woman in Riding outfits

Books

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

The Moneyman

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Moneyman By Thomas B. Costain 1947 Hardcover. Thrilling story of a great conspiracy and Romance in the Court of King VII Published by Doubleday & Comp.

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Gentleman's Agreement

By: Laura Z. Hobson

The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles.

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Lydia Bailey

By: Kenneth Roberts

From Library Journal: Kenneth Roberts wrote a number of these inflated historical romances, which were artful enough to snag him a special Pulitzer citation. This 1947 outing features Albion Hamlin, who comes to Boston in 1800 to defend a man ...

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