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Wednesday 12 November 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrice Leconte and Bruce Downey. Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mary Kay and Johnny.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Out of the Past

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield

Country: United States

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Forever Amber

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Stump the Stars

Written by: Mike Stokey

Starring: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Meet the Press

Starring: David Gregory, Tim Russert, Lawrence E. Spivak, Chuck Todd

Country: United States

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Starring: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Country: United States

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Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 November 1947 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patrice Leconte: French film director, comic strip writer and screenwriter, best known for his movies "Les Bronzés" (1,2, and 3), "The Hairdesser's Husband", "Monsieur Hire", "Ridicule", and "The Suicide Shop" (2012).
  • Bruce Downey: American CEO of Barr Laboratories, a generic drugmaker and former lawyer who has challenged some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies, winning the rights to produce cheaper brands.
  • Ron Bryant: American baseball player.
  • Buck Dharma (born Donald Roeser): American vocalist and guitarist (Blue Oyster Cult).
  • Buck Dharma: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult).
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Famous Deaths:
  • KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - Ballerina
  2. So Far - Margaret Whiting
  3. The Whistler - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra
  4. Frank Sinatra - So Far

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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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