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Sunday 23 February 1947

1947-02-23

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Pursued, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 months ?

Pursued

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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The Sea of Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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Angel and the Badman

Directed by: James Edward Grant

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey

Country: United States

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Lady in the Lake

Directed by: Robert Montgomery

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan

Country: United States

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13 Rue Madeleine

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties

Starring: Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary

Country: United States

Melody Bar Ranch

Country: United States

Squeaky Mulligan, the Talking Cat

Starring: Al Jarvis, Arlene Gray, Mike Jarvis, Russell Jefferson

Country: United States

Know Your New York

Starring: Evelyn Peterson, Don Roper

Country: United States

The Army Hour

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
  • American General Dwight Eisenhower opens drive to raise US$170 million in aid for European Jews.
  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
  • John C. Hennessy, Jr., brings the first Volkswagen Beetle to the United States. He purchased the 1946 VW from the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. The Beetle was shipped from Bremerhaven, arriving in New York this day.Copies of the bill of sale as well as the shipping documents and a letter from the Port of New York confirming the arrival of the VW can be found in Hennessy’s book ''The Bride and the Beetle''.
  • The state of Prussia officially ceases to exist.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Anniversary Song - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Anniversary Song - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Champion Waterskier
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Artur Rodzinski -- Feb. 17, 1947
  • Life: Occupied Germany

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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