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Thursday 16 October 1947

1947-10-16

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Forever Amber

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter

Country: United States

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Fun & Fancy Free

Directed by: Edgar Bergen

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey

Country: United States

TV Series

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

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Starring: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Country: United States

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Seven Arts Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater

Country: United States

WJLA ABC 7 News

Starring: Erik Mueller

Country: United States

Author Meets the Critics

Starring: John Barkham, Ray Brock, H.V. Kaltenborn, Quentin Reynolds

Country: United States

The Walter Compton News

Starring: Walter Compton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1947 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • David Zucker: American film producer, director, screenwriter and actor, who produced and directed hugely successful comedies in the '80s and '90s that included "Airplane," 1980, "The Naked Gun: From the File of Police Squad," 1988 and "The Naked Gun 2-l/2: The Smell of Fear," 1991.
  • Terry Griffiths: Welsh snooker player and coach.
  • Bob Weir: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grateful Dead The Other Ones Bobby and the Midnites Kingfish RatDog Furthur and The Dead).
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Kate (Have I Come Too Early Too Late) - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  2. Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Louis Prima & His Orchestra
  3. Dinah Shore - I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  4. Larry Green & His Orchestra - Near You

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Broadways Allegro
  • Time: President of American Federation of Labor
  • Life: Franklin D Roosevelt at 13

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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