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Wednesday 31 December 1947, NewYear’s Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim Matheson in California and Louis Chedid. Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Dialing for Dollars.
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 this week ?

Secret Beyond the Door...

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere

Country: United States

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The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Buck Privates

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

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Topper

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Country: United States

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The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dialing for Dollars

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Uncle Mistletoe

Starring: Doris Larson

Country: United States

Mr. and Mrs.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Virginia Gilmore

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tim Matheson in California: USA; actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek).
  • Louis Chedid: French singer, son of biologist Louis Sellim and poet Andrée Chedid, he wanted formerly to specialize in cinema and attended INRACI in Brussel.
  • Burton Cummings: Canadian singer, award-winning pop-rock singer and star of the film "Melanie.
  • Tim Matheson: American actor on TV and films, co-star of the TV series "The Quest.
  • Rita Lee: Brazilian singer-songwriter guitarist and actress (Os Mutantes).
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Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pretty girl in Miami
  • Time: Painting by Alesso Baldovinetti' 'Madonna and Child' from the National Gallery Art, Kress Collectio
  • Life: Christmas carols

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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