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Wednesday 8 January 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 8, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Bowie and William Bonin. Vacation Days, directed by Arthur Dreifuss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Muffin the Mule.
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What the sky looked like on 8 January 1947

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Movies

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

Vacation Days

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills

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Dead Reckoning

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Country: United States

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California

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris

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Wild Country

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Peggy Wynne

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Queen of the Amazons

Directed by: Edward Finney

Starring: Robert Lowery, Patricia Morison, J. Edward Bromberg, John Miljan

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TV Series

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

Muffin the Mule

Written by: Ann Hogarth, Annette Mills

Starring: Annette Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Household Hints

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Stars in Your Eyes

Starring: Avril Angers, Daphne Barker, Jimmy Edwards, Jack Barker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

You Are an Artist

Starring: Jon Gnagy, Ben Grauer, Warren Hull

Country: United States

Variety on View

Starring: Eric Robinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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:
  • David Bowie: British rock star and actor with an exotic image, producing shows that staged flash and glitter with weird, sensational effects.
  • William Bonin: American homicide; convicted of sex crimes and the rape of young boys from 1969.
  • Michèle Delaunay
  • Samuel Schmid: Swiss lawyer and politician 90th President of the Swiss Confederation.
  • Antti Kalliomäki: Finnish pole vaulter and politician.
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 08, 1947 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - A Gal in Calico
  2. Huggin' and a-Chalkin' - Johnny Mercer
  3. A Gal in Calico - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Eve Young)

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