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Wednesday 24 December 1947

1947-12-24

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Paradine Case, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 ?

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

Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kevin Sheedy: coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC.
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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

Lydia Bailey, by Roberts, Kenneth

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