Monday 17 November 1947
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Paul Brainerd: American entrepreneur and CEO of Aldus, who also owns 60% of Apple computer in the desktop publishing division.
- Rod Clements: Rocker.
- Stewkey [Robert Antoni]: Rocker.
- Steven de Souza: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Inky Mark: Chinese-Canadian educator and politician.
- Michaele Vollbracht: American fashion designer
- Tom Bachman: First generation Chinese-American musician, a composer from the age of 16 and a keyboard player on backup for known performers such as Bobbie Gentry and the Lennon sisters. He wrote the musical score for the film "Skatetown U.S.A." in 1979.
- William Lancaster: American noted family, the son of actor Burt Lancaster.
- Steven E de Souza: American scriptwriter
- The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
- American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1947 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Whiffenpoof Song - Bing Crosby (Fred Waring Orchestra)
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