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Friday 15 August 1947

1947-08-15

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Body and Soul, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Body and Soul

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks

Country: United States

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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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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 15 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Arthurs: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season, 1969-70.
  • Nicole Duclos: French track and field athlete running the 400m, she won the 1969 European championship, defeating her great opponent Colette Besson.
  • Rakhee Gulzar: Indian actress.
  • Jenny Hanley: British TV presenter.
  • Raakhee Gulzar: Indian actress.
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Facts:
  • India declares independence from the UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
  • Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) declares independence from the UK
  • Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.

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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

Lydia Bailey, by Roberts, Kenneth

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