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Wednesday 8 January 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Igor Ivanov in Leningrad and Laurie Walters. 13 Rue Madeleine, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties

Starring: Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary

Country: United States

Melody Bar Ranch

Country: United States

Know Your New York

Starring: Evelyn Peterson, Don Roper

Country: United States

The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Jack Eigen Show

Starring: Jack Eigen

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

13 Rue Madeleine

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte

Country: United States

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Sinbad, the Sailor

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Dead Reckoning

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky

Country: United States

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Angels and Demons

Directed by: Antnio Lopes Ribeiro

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

Les Misérables

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Igor Ivanov in Leningrad: Russia; Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985-).
  • Laurie Walters: American actress.
  • William Bonin: American homicide; convicted of sex crimes and the rape of young boys from 1969.
  • David Bowie: British rock star and actor with an exotic image, producing shows that staged flash and glitter with weird, sensational effects.
  • Don Bendell: American author & karate master.
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Facts:
  • Gen George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
  • Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Howie Meeker scores five goals in a game.
  • American General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - Dinah Shore
  2. Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Man helping woman with coat
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James F. Byrnes, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1947
  • Esquire

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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