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Tuesday 5 August 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rick Derringer and Geneviève Yavchitz. Mother Wore Tights, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Saturday Night at the Palace.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mother Wore Tights

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver

Country: United States

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La casa colorada

Directed by: Miguel Morayta

Starring: Pedro Armendáriz, Amanda del Llano, Bernardo Sancristóbal, Gilberto González

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Kiss of Death

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Saturday Night at the Palace

Starring: Doreen Austin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Seaside Concert Parties

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Musical Merry-Go-Round

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

Country: United States

The Borden Show

Starring: Vaughn Taylor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1947 ?

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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  • Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • The Netherlands stops all political actions in Indonesia.
  • Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the ''Kon-Tiki'', smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101 day, 4,300 mile, voyage across the Eastern Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could hypothetically have traveled to the Central Pacific islands from South America.
  • The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
  • The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gain independence from the British Empire and adopts the name '''Pakistan'''. While the transition is officially at midnight on this day, Pakistan celebrates its independence on August 14, compared with India on the 15th, because the Pakistan Standard Time is 30 minutes behind the standard time of India.

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