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Thursday 14 August 1947

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Newsome and Peter Christian. Down to Earth, directed by Alexander Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Play the Game.
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 this week ?

Down to Earth

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt

Country: United States

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Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Kiss of Death

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Black Narcissus

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson

Country: United States

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'I Know Where I'm Going!'

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom

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Seaside Concert Parties

Starring: Harry Brunning, Ken Douglas, Jimmy Edwards, Leonard Henry

Country: United Kingdom

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States

The Borden Show

Starring: Vaughn Taylor

Country: United States

The Wife Saver

Starring: Allen Prescott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.
  • India granted independence within British Commonwealth.
  • Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Near You - Francis Craig & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ella Raines
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Captain Illingworth -- Aug. 11, 1947
  • Life: Renaissance Venice

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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