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Friday 31 October 1947

1947-10-31

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Forever Amber

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter

Country: United States

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Fun & Fancy Free

Directed by: Edgar Bergen

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey

Country: United States

TV Series

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

Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Meet the Press

Starring: David Gregory, Tim Russert, Lawrence E. Spivak, Chuck Todd

Country: United States

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The Handle Bar

Starring: Jimmy Edwards, Charmian Innes, Humphrey Lestocq, Barry Phelps

Country: United Kingdom

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Starring: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Country: United States

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Seven Arts Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Deidre Hall in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; actress (Days of Our Lives, Our House).
  • Russ Ballard: Rocker (Argent).
  • Herman Van Rompuy: Belgian politician and first President of the European Council after the signing of the Lisbon Treaty which established the post as a permanent position; he was named to the post on November 20, 2009 and took office on December 1st.
  • Frank Shorter: Munich, Germany -- US marathoner (1972, 76 Olympics - Gold / Silver Medals).
  • Deidre Hall: American actress who was one of the most popular actresses in daytime soaps during the '80s, playing Dr. Marlena Evans in "Days of Our Lives.
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Dick Haymes
  2. Kokomo, Indiana - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  3. Mickey - Ted Weems & His Orchestra
  4. Dinah Shore - You Do

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ambassador Lewis Douglas
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: India -- Oct. 27, 1947
  • Life: Folksingers fan

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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