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Wednesday 12 March 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jill O'Hara in Warren and Peter Harry Carstensen. My Favorite Brunette, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Small Fry Club.
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TV Series

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

Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mixed Bill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

My Favorite Brunette

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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The Red House

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein

Starring: Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman

Country: United States

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Boomerang!

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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The Two Mrs. Carrolls

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 March 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
  • Mauritius - National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jill O'Hara in Warren: Pennsylvania, USA; Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!).
  • Peter Harry Carstensen: German politician.
  • Grégory Ken: French stage actor, singer, and guitarist, he played in the musicals (French versions of) Hair, Godspel, Jesus-Christ Superstar, and Mayflower.
  • Mitt Romney: American businessman and politician, Republican Party candidate who won the November 2002 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts and who threw his hat in the 2008 race for the White House.
  • Peter Carstensen: German educator and politician.
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Facts:
  • Chocolate Soldier opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • President Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
  • US President Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism.
  • Belgian government of Huysmans resigns.
  • The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Charioteers - Open the Door, Richard
  2. Frank Sinatra - That's How Much I Love You
  3. Andy Russell - Anniversary Song
  4. Open The Door, Richard - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
  5. How Are Things in Glocca Mora? - Martha Tilton

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: girl in bathtub with bubbles
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George C. Marshall -- Mar. 10, 1947
  • Life: Renaissance man

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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