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Tuesday 20 May 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Iain Vallance and Michel Santier. Great Expectations, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching The Wife Saver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Great Expectations

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager

Country: United States

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Born to Kill

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne

Country: United States

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For the Love of Rusty

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Ted Donaldson, Tom Powers, Ann Doran

Country: United States

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Wife Saver

Starring: Allen Prescott

Country: United States

In the Kelvinator Kitchen

Starring: Ray Forrest, Alma Kitchell

Country: United States

Café Continental

Written by: Henry Caldwell

Starring: Claude Frederic

Country: United Kingdom

Birthday Party

Starring: Ted Brown, Aunt Grace, Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Kraft Theatre

Starring: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Iain Vallance: CEO (British Telecom).
  • Michel Santier: French Catholic clergyman, the Bishop of Créteil (Val-de-Marne) since 4 September 2007.
  • John Corapi: American priest author and radio host.
  • Greg Dyke: English journalist and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Georgios Siantos: General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (Born 1890).

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Woman eating Ice cream sundae
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Arthur Rank -- May 19, 1947
  • Life: Bulgarian man

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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