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Friday 18 April 1947

1947-04-18

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Odd Man Out, directed by Carol Reed, 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 ?

Odd Man Out

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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This Happy Breed

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness

Country: United States

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Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan

Country: United States

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The Farmer's Daughter

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Egg and I

Directed by: Chester Erskine

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Juvenile Jury

Starring: Jack Barry, Red Skelton, Mary Small

Country: United States

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Show Business, Inc.

Country: United States

Small Fry Club

Starring: Bob Emery, Howard J. Schuman

Country: United States

Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties

Starring: Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary

Country: United States

Melody Bar Ranch

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lori Martin: American actress and singer, a natural blonde who dyed her hair black for the role of Velvet Brown in the NBC television version of National Velvet, 1960-1962.
  • Kathy Acker: Writer, dead Cancer Died, dies at 54.
  • Moses Blah: Liberian general and politician 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013).
  • Dorothy Lyman: American actress director and producer.
  • Cindy Pickett: American actress.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Benny Leonard: lightweight boxing champion (1917-25), dies at age 51.
  • Josef Tiso: Slovakian leader (Born 1887), Nazi collaborator and puppet ruler.
Facts:
  • Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Roses in the Rain - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pretty girls and flowering dogwood
  • Time: Baseball manager Leo Durocher
  • Life: Two children ready for Sunday school

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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