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Tuesday 23 December 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Rodgers marathon runner (Boston and Wolfgang Jünemann. The Paradine Case, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching The Howdy Doody Show.
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 months ?

The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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A Double Life

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parly

Country: United States

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The Bishop's Wife

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven

Country: United States

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Out of the Past

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Howdy Doody Show

Written by: E. Roger Muir

Starring: Bob Smith

Country: United States

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Americana

Starring: John Mason Brown, Vivian Ferrer, Dick Dudley, Hugh James

Country: United States

Charade Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater, Jackson Beck, Ellen Fenwick, Allan Frank

Country: United States

Television Playhouse

Country: United States

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Mary Kay and Johnny

Starring: Mary Kay Stearns

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Rodgers marathon runner (Boston: New York).
  • Wolfgang Jünemann: German metaphysician and publisher, he is married to author Monika Jünemann.
  • Robert Paluck: American electrical engineer and CEO in charge of Convex Computer, a low end supercomputers retailer.
  • Bill Rodgers: American runner who dominated the American road racing scene as the record holder for best Marathon time from 1975.
  • Astrid Zekul: German physicist, mathematician, parapsychologist, esoteric and professional astrologer since 1983, also an imagination and meditation instructor.
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Facts:
  • Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
  • Three scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the USA, William Shockley, Walter Brattain, and John Bardeen demonstrate their new invention of the point-contact transistor amplifier. The name transistor is short for "transfer resistor".
  • The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Serenade of the Bells - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Christmas carols
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Farrington -- Dec. 22, 1947
  • Life: Nightclub girls in large hats

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

Book by Roberts, Kenneth

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Videogames

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