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Saturday 30 August 1947

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peggy Lipton in Lawrence and Peter Allman. Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dark Passage

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States

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Shoeshine

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele

Country: United States

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Body and Soul

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks

Country: United States

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt

Country: United States

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Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Walter Compton News

Starring: Walter Compton

Country: United States

Saturday Night at the Palace

Starring: Doreen Austin

Country: United Kingdom

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom

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Seaside Concert Parties

Starring: Harry Brunning, Ken Douglas, Jimmy Edwards, Leonard Henry

Country: United Kingdom

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Peggy Lipton in Lawrence: New York, USA; actress (Julie - Mod Squad, Twin Peaks).
  • Peter Allman: American promoter, public representative and minor columnist with the Hollywood Gazette.
  • Allan Rock: Canadian lawyer politician and diplomat Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations.
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Facts:
  • A fire at a movie theater in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, France kills 87 people.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Jo Stafford - Feudin' and Fightin'
  2. I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello) - Vic Damone

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gibson girl clothes
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harold Stassen -- Aug. 25, 1947
  • Life: Lord Louis Mountbatten

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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