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Friday 8 August 1947

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jose Cruz and Larry Wilcox in San Diego. Life with Father, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Play the Game.
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TV Series

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

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

The Wife Saver

Starring: Allen Prescott

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Kiss of Death

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Black Narcissus

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson

Country: United States

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'I Know Where I'm Going!'

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown

Country: United States

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The Son of Rusty

Directed by: Lew Landers

Starring: Ted Donaldson, Stephen Dunne, Tom Powers

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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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. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Decca) - Perry Como (Ted Weems Orchestra)
  2. I Ain't Mad at You - Count Basie & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Renaissance Venice
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: David Lilienthal -- Aug. 4, 1947
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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

A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man.

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